A New Compromise Measure of Inequality

  • Manfred Krtscha

Abstract

In this paper we consider the so-called statistical or mechanistic measures of inequality which are sequences of functions
$${{I}^{n}}:\dot{\mathbb{R}}_{ + }^{n}: = \mathbb{R}_{ + }^{n}\backslash \{ \underline 0 \} \to \mathbb{R},\;n \in \{ 2,3,...\} , $$

Keywords

Income 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin · Heidelberg 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Manfred Krtscha
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  1. 1.Institut für Mathematische StochastikUniversität KarlsruheKarlsruheGermany

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