Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/22620
Authors: 
Kleiber, Christian
Year of Publication: 
2005
Series/Report no.: 
Technical Report / Universität Dortmund, SFB 475 Komplexitätsreduktion in Multivariaten Datenstrukturen 2005,30
Abstract: 
This paper surveys selected applications of the Lorenz curve and related stochastic orders in economics and econometrics, with a bias towards problems in statistical distribution theory. These include characterizations of income distributions in terms of families of inequality measures, Lorenz ordering of multiparameter distributions in terms of their parameters, probability inequalities for distributions of quadratic forms, and Condorcet jury theorems.
Subjects: 
Lorenz curve
Lorenz order
majorization
income distribution
income inequality
statistical distributions
characterizations
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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