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Restricted Lorenz dominance of economic inequality in one and many dimensions

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The paper investigates Lorenz dominance and generalized Lorenz dominance to compare distributions of economic status in one and several attributes. Restrictions of these dominance relations are developed that focus on central parts of the distributions and facilitate their comparison.

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Mosler, K. Restricted Lorenz dominance of economic inequality in one and many dimensions. J Econ Inequal 2, 89–103 (2005). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10888-005-4384-1

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Key words

  • inequality measurement
  • lift zonoid order
  • Lorenz order
  • majorization
  • multivariate inequality ordering