A simple proof of Foster's (1983) characterization of the Theil measure of inequality

Casilda Lasso de la Vega, Oscar Volij

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Abstract

We provide a simple proof of Foster's (1983) characterization of the Theil inequality index.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)940-943
Number of pages4
JournalEconomic Modelling
Volume35
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Sep 2013

Keywords

  • Axiomatic characterization
  • Income inequality
  • Theil index

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics and Econometrics

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