On Economic Inequality

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Clarendon Press, Dec 13, 1973 - Business & Economics - 276 pages
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First published in 1973, this book presents a systematic treatment of the conceptual framework as well as the practical problems of measurement of inequality. Alternative approaches are evaluated in terms of their philosophical assumptions, economic content, and statistical requirements. In a new introduction, Amartya Sen, jointly with James Foster, critically surveys the literature that followed the r s1ication of this book, and also evaluates the main analytical issues in the appraisal of economic inequality and poverty.

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If you do not feel comfortable with how entropy is applied to measure inequality, you are not alone: Many people have difficulties to accept that inequality is "order" and that equality is "disorder ... Read full review

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Amartya Sen is at Harvard University. James Foster is at Vanderbilt University, Nashville.

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