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dc.contributor.authorAnderson, Gordonen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-07en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-25T14:52:44Z-
dc.date.available2011-07-25T14:52:44Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/48581-
dc.description.abstractThe most popular general univariate polarization indices for discrete (Esteban and Ray 1994), and continuous (Duclos, Esteban and Ray 2004) variables are combined and extended to describe the extent of polarization between agents in a distribution defined over a collection of many discrete and continuous agent characteristics. A formula for the asymptotic variance of the index is also provided. The implementation of the index is illustrated with an application to Chinese urban household data drawn from six provinces in the years 1987 and 2001 (years spanning the growth and urbanization period subsequent to the economic reforms). The data relates to household adult equivalent log income, adult equivalent living space, which are both continuous variables and the education of the head of household which is a discrete variable. For this data set combining the characteristics changes the view of polarization that would be inferred from considering the indices individually.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherKiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW) Kielen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEconomics Discussion Papers 2011-20en_US
dc.subject.jelC14en_US
dc.subject.jelC30en_US
dc.subject.jelI32en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordMultivariate polarization measurementen_US
dc.subject.stwSoziale Ungleichheiten_US
dc.subject.stwDisparitätsmaßen_US
dc.subject.stwMultivariate Analyseen_US
dc.subject.stwMessungen_US
dc.subject.stwTheorieen_US
dc.subject.stwStadtsoziologieen_US
dc.subject.stwChinaen_US
dc.titlePolarization measurement and inference in many dimensions when subgroups cannot be identifieden_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn663785790en_US
dc.rights.licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/de/deed.enen_US
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:ifwedp:201120-
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