Inequalities and identities

Jayadev, Arjun and Reddy, Sanjay G. (2019) Inequalities and identities. In: Deprivation, inequality and polarization : essays in honour of Satya Ranjan Chakravarty. Economic Studies in Inequality, Social Exclusion and Well-Being . Springer, Singapore, pp. 109-145. ISBN 9789811379437

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We introduce concepts and measures relating to inequality between identity groups. We define and discuss the concepts of Representational Inequality, Sequence Inequality, and Group Inequality Comparison. Representational Inequality captures the extent to which an attribute is shared between members of distinct groups. Sequence Inequality captures the extent to which groups are ordered hierarchically. Group Inequality Comparison captures the extent of differences between groups. The concepts can be used to interpret segregation, clustering, and polarization in societies.

Item Type: Book Section
Authors: Jayadev, Arjun and Reddy, Sanjay G.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Poverty measurement, Inequality, Polarization measure, Multi-dimensional deprivation, Income distribution
Subjects: Social sciences > Economics
Divisions: Azim Premji University > School of Arts and Sciences
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