Segregation, informativeness and lorenz dominance

Casilda Lasso de la Vega, Oscar Volij

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It is possible to partially order cities according to the informativeness of neighborhoods about their ethnic groups. It is also possible to partially order cities with two ethnic groups according to the Lorenz criterion. We show that a segregation order satisfies four well-established segregation principles if and only if it is consistent with the informativeness criterion. We then use this result to show that for the two-group case, the Lorenz and the informativeness criteria are equivalent.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)547-564
Number of pages18
JournalSocial Choice and Welfare
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1 Oct 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Economics and Econometrics


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