Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/34297
Authors: 
Amiel, Yoram
Cowell, Frank A.
Ramos, Xavier
Year of Publication: 
2007
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 2686
Abstract: 
Starting from the axiomatisation of polarisation contained in Esteban and Ray (1994) and Chakravarty and Majumdar (2001) we investigate whether people's perceptions of income polarisation is consistent with the key axioms. This is carried out using a questionnaire-experimental approach that combines both paper questionnaires and on-line interactive techniques. The responses suggest that important axioms which serve to differentiate polarisation from inequality e.g. increased bipolarization as well as other distinctive features of polarisation, i.e. the non-monotonous behaviour attributed to polarisation, are not widely accepted.
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