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Title:Measuring Inequality Attitudes by Defective Leaky Buckets A Comment PDF Logo
Authors:Seidl, Christian
Issue Date:2003
Series/Report no.:Economics working paper / Christian-Albrechts-Universität Kiel, Department of Economics 2003,16
Abstract:Amiel et al. (1999) use the Atkinson and the Gini social welfare functions to measure income inequality attitudes based on data from leaky-bucket experiments. Yet the experimental de-sign does not allow their subjects to perceive income inequality according to the Gini or the Atkinson inequality measures. Moreover, their experimental design tries to measure inequal-ity aversion by forcing their subjects to behave in accordance with inequality predilection.
Subjects:Inequality aversion
leaky-bucket experiment.
JEL:C91
D63
Persistent Identifier of the first edition:urn:nbn:de:101:1-200911023788
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:Economics Working Papers, Department of Economics, CAU Kiel

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