Title: Inequality of well-being: a multidimensional approach
Authors: Decancq, Koen ×
Lugo, Maria Ana #
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: T. Fisher Unwin
Series Title: Economica vol:79 issue:316 pages:721-746
Abstract: An important aspect of multidimensional wellbeing distributions is the correlation between different dimensions. We propose two indices for measuring multidimensional inequality, derived from two underlying social evaluation functions. These functions aggregate both across dimensions and across individuals. The social evaluation functions differ only with respect to the sequencing of aggregation. Aggregating first across dimensions is more attractive since it allows the inequality index to depend on the correlation between dimensions. We illustrate both indices, and the impact of correlation sensitivity, using Russian household data between 1995 and 2005 for four dimensions of wellbeing: expenditure, health, schooling and housing quality.
ISSN: 0013-0427
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Research Center of Public Economics, Leuven
Department of Economics, Leuven - miscellaneous
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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