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Paolo Verme
''Two Classes of Generalized Deprivation Indexes''
( 2011, Vol. 31 No.3 )
The paper uses two particular formulations of the Gini index to derive two different relative deprivation measures. We then generalize the formulation of these measures following Donaldson and Weymark (1980) and Berrebi and Silber (1985) and show how these generalizations can be considered as two different classes of indexes. An example illustrates how the use of the two classes of indexes can lead to different results in empirical applications.
Keywords: Gini, Relative Deprivations, Indexes
JEL: D6 - Welfare Economics: General
I3 - Welfare and Poverty: General
Manuscript Received : Feb 18 2011 Manuscript Accepted : Jul 06 2011

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