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The measurement of social polarization in a multi-group context

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dc.creator Permanyer, Iñaki
dc.date 2008-05-19T11:52:24Z
dc.date 2008-05-19T11:52:24Z
dc.date 2008-04-07
dc.date.accessioned 2017-01-31T01:22:06Z
dc.date.available 2017-01-31T01:22:06Z
dc.identifier http://hdl.handle.net/10261/4344
dc.identifier.uri http://dspace.mediu.edu.my:8181/xmlui/handle/10261/4344
dc.description Polarization indices presented up to now have only focused their attention on the distribution of income/wealth. However, in many circumstances income is not the only relevant dimension that might be the cause of social conflict, so it is very important to have a social polarization index able to cope with alternative dimensions. In this paper we present an axiomatic characterization of one of such indices: it has been obtained as an extension of the (income) polarization measure introduced in Duclos, Esteban and Ray (2004) to a wider domain. It turns out that the axiomatic structure introduced in that paper alone is not appropriate to obtain a fully satisfactory characterization of our measure, so additional axioms are proposed. As a byproduct, we present an alternative axiomatization of the aforementioned income polarization measure.
dc.description Peer reviewed
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dc.language eng
dc.relation UFAE and IAE Working Papers
dc.relation 736.08
dc.rights openAccess
dc.title The measurement of social polarization in a multi-group context
dc.type Documento de trabajo

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