Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/160890
Authors: 
Esteban, Joan
Gradín, Carlos
Ray, Debraj
Year of Publication: 
1999
Series/Report no.: 
LIS Working Paper Series 218
Abstract: 
We introduce an extension of the Esteban and Ray [Econometrica, 1994] measure of polarization that can be applied to density functions. As a by-product we also derive the Wolfson [AER, 1994] measure as a special case. This derivation has the virtue of casting both measures in the context of a (statistically) unified framework. We study the polarization of the distribution of household income for five OECD countries (LIS database): US, UK, Canada, Germany and Sweden.
Document Type: 
Working Paper
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