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dc.contributor.authorScheicher, Christophen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-04-14T12:29:15Z-
dc.date.available2011-04-14T12:29:15Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/44945-
dc.description.abstractThe decline of the middle class has been investigated as a principal aspect of social polarization (Wolfson 1994, 1997). Wang and Tsui 2000 have characterized a class of polarization measures by postulates on normalization, increasing spread and increasing bipolarity. The present paper generalizes this class of measures. It defines polarization by aggregating measures of poverty and of affluence, focussing on incomes outside a middle class interval. The approach is applied to German data on income distribution.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aUniv., Seminar für Wirtschafts- und Sozialstatistik |cKölnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aDiscussion papers in statistics and econometrics |x3/08en_US
dc.subject.jelD31en_US
dc.subject.jelD63en_US
dc.subject.jelI32en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keyworddecline of middle classen_US
dc.subject.keywordincome distributionen_US
dc.subject.keywordincome richnessen_US
dc.titleMeasuring polarization via poverty and affluenceen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn65625467Xen_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:ucdpse:308-

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