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An index of relative deprivation

Publication Type : Journal Article

Publisher : Economics Letters

Source : Economics Letters, vol. 36, pp. 337 - 341, 1991

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Campus : Amritapuri

School : School of Economics

Center : Amrita Center for Economics & Governance (ACEG)

Department : Department of Economics

Year : 1991

Abstract : This paper proposes an index of relative deprivation which, unlike the earlier indices, assumes that the deprivation of a person is sensitive to income transfers among those who are richer than him. The proposed index is quite flexible in accomodating value judgements on the degree of envy felt by individuals in the society.

Cite this Research Publication : Dr. Satya Paul, “An index of relative deprivation”, Economics Letters, vol. 36, pp. 337 - 341, 1991.

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