The Policy Significance of Inequality Decompositions

Economists are now familiar with “between” and “within” group inequality decompositions, for race, gender, spatial units, etc. But what exactly is the normative significance of the empirical results produced by these decompositions? This paper raises some basic questions about policy interpretations of decompositions that are found in the literature.


Issue Date:
2003-08
Publication Type:
Working or Discussion Paper
Record Identifier:
http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/127237
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/127237
Total Pages:
14
Series Statement:
03-26




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