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Inequality Measurement: Methods and Data


In recent years there has been a surge of interest in the subject of inequality, fuelled by new facts and new thinking. The literature on inequality has expanded rapidly as official data on income, wealth, and other personal information have become richer and more easily accessible. Ideas about the meaning of inequality have expanded to encompass new concepts and different dimensions of economic inequality. The purpose of this chapter is to give a concise overview of the issues that are involved in translating ideas about inequality into practice using various types of data.
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hal-03589066 , version 1 (25-02-2022)



Frank Cowell, Emmanuel Flachaire. Inequality Measurement: Methods and Data. Zimmermann K.F. Handbook of Labor, Human Resources and Population Economics, Springer International Publishing, pp.1-46, In press, 978-3-319-57365-6. ⟨10.1007/978-3-319-57365-6_148-1⟩. ⟨hal-03589066⟩
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