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Proximity-Sensitive Individual Deprivation Measures
(Université de Montréal. Département de sciences économiques., 2012-12)
We propose and characterize a generalization of the classical linear index of individual deprivation based on income shortfalls. Unlike the original measure, our class allows for increases in the income of a higher-income ...
Reference Groups and Individual Deprivation
(Université de Montréal. Département de sciences économiques., 2004)
We provide an axiomatization of Yitzhaki’s index of individual deprivation. Our result differs from an earlier characterization due to Ebert and Moyes in the way the reference group of an individual is represented in the ...