Note: The author is grateful to Sergio Beraldo, Satya Chakravarty, Conchita D'Ambrosio, Bereket Kebede, Francesca Majorano, Erik Thorbecke, Arjan Verschoor, Buhong Zheng, Claudio Zoli, and two referees of this Journal for helpful comments and encouragement. A special debt of gratitude is owed to Peter Lambert. The usual caveat applies.
UPPER BOUNDEDNESS FOR THE MEASUREMENT OF RELATIVE DEPRIVATION
Article first published online: 17 MAY 2010
© 2010 The Author. Review of Income and Wealth © 2010 International Association for Research in Income and Wealth
Review of Income and Wealth
Volume 56, Issue 3, pages 632–639, September 2010
How to Cite
Esposito, L. (2010), UPPER BOUNDEDNESS FOR THE MEASUREMENT OF RELATIVE DEPRIVATION. Review of Income and Wealth, 56: 632–639. doi: 10.1111/j.1475-4991.2010.00396.x
- Issue published online: 12 AUG 2010
- Article first published online: 17 MAY 2010
A new index of relative deprivation is derived axiomatically. Thanks to an asymptotically concave individual contribution function, the new measure provides a sounder quantification to the concept of relative deprivation as conceptualized in the seminal work of Runciman (1966) and better reflects the sociological connotations of the phenomenon.