Ordinal Bivariate Inequality: Concepts and Application to Child Deprivation in Mozambique

Christoffer Sonne-Schmidt, Finn Tarp, Lars Peter Østerdal

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Abstrakt

This paper introduces a concept of inequality comparisons with ordinal bivariate 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 canonical 2 × 2 case (with two binary indicators), we derive a simple operational procedure for checking ordinal inequality relations in practice. As an illustration, we apply the model to childhood deprivation in Mozambique.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftReview of Income and Wealth
Vol/bind62
Udgave nummer3
Sider (fra-til)559–573
Antal sider15
ISSN0034-6586
DOI
StatusUdgivet - sep. 2016
Udgivet eksterntJa

Emneord

  • Childhood deprivation
  • Multidimensional inequality
  • Ordinal comparison
  • Qualitative data
  • Two-dimensional first order dominance

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