ROOTS of Inequalities: Lecture course "Measuring Inequality"

Dec 03, 2019 from 08:15 AM to 09:45 AM

Leibnizstr. 3, room 123

In this lecture series on "Inequality In Older Societies - A Quantitative Approach" by Johannes Marzian and Till Requate, methods for the quantitative inequality measurement are discussed with the aid of a descriptive data set. The lectures illustrate different ways of presenting inequality in distributions, the concept of "ranking" of distributions, and an axiomatic approach to inequality measurement, including checking for inequality measures such as the Gini coefficient and the class of Generalized Entropy Measures.

Specifically this third and last lecture addresses the following topics:

1.    An Axiomatic Approach to Inequality Measurement
                    Remembering Rankings
                    Combining Rankings and Axioms 
2.    The Generalized Entropy Measures Ordinal and Cardinal Equivalence General Formula 
3.    Satisfying the Principles 
4.    Summary and Outlook 


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