A micro-macro linkage in the measurement of inequality: Another look at the Gini coefficient

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Abstract

The aim of this paper is to help readers understand the significance of the Gini coefficient. We have two major formulae for the Gini coefficient. One of the formulae bases on the idea of aggregation of the microscopic differences between individuals' incomes or wealth. The idea that underlies the other formula is macroscopic presentation of distribution or concentration of income or wealth. We will show an unabridged proof of the equivalence between these formulae to examine how the two conceptions of the measurement of inequality are linked to each other.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)83-97
Number of pages15
JournalQuality & Quantity
Volume28
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1994 Feb 1
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • The Gini coefficient
  • a micro-macro linkage
  • measurement of inequality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Social Sciences(all)

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