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Abstract:

DARP Paper
Decomposition of Bivariate Inequality Indices by Attributes
Ramses H. Abul Naga and Pierre-Yves Geoffard
February 2006
Paper No' DARP 083:
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JEL Classification: D31; D63


Tags: multidimensional inequality; relative indices; correlation increasing transfers; copulas.

We provide, for the class of relative bidimensional inequality indices, a decomposition of inequality into two univariate Atkinson-Kolm-Sen indices and a third statistic which depends on the joint distribution of resources.