Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/93702
Authors: 
Sonne-Schmidt, Christoffer
Tarp, Finn
Østerdal, Lars Peter
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
WIDER Working Paper 2013/097
Abstract: 
This paper proposes a concept of inequality comparisons with ordinal multidimensional categorical data. In our model, one population is more unequal than another when they have common arithmetic median outcomes and the first can be obtained from the second by correlation-increasing switches and/or median-preserving spreads. For the 2x2 case (with two binary indicators), we derive an operational procedure for checking ordinal inequality relations in practice. As an illustration, we apply the model to childhood poverty in Mozambique.
Subjects: 
qualitative data
multidimensional first order dominance
multi-dimensional inequality
ordinal comparison
JEL: 
D63
I32
O15
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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