Evaluating ordinal inequalities between groups
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We explore the inequality measurement of a discrete ordinal variable between social groups. We provide an axiomatic characterization for the Net Difference Index (Lieberson: Sociol. Methodol. 7 , 276–291 1976), that makes use of rank-domination to evaluate the discrepancy between the distributions of two social groups over ordered categories. Adapting well-known principles of cardinal inequality measurement to the between-group ordinal inequality setting, we show that the Net Difference Index mimics the Gini Index in terms of its relationship to the Lorenz curve, in our setting.
Cuhadaroglu , T 2022 , ' Evaluating ordinal inequalities between groups ' , The Journal of Economic Inequality , vol. First Online . https://doi.org/10.1007/s10888-022-09547-5
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