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Herlyn, E.; Radermacher, F. J.

Income Distribution and Social Policy: Relevance for the Social Dimension of Sustainability Journal Article

In: Cadmus, 4 (1), pp. 74-81, 2019.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: English, income distribution, social policy

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Radermacher, F. J.

Lorenz Curves and Atkinson Theorem – Some Recent Insights Book Chapter

In: Ahn, H.; Clermont, M.; Souren, R. (Ed.): Nachhaltiges Entscheiden - Beiträge zum multiperspektivischen Performancemanagement von Wertschöpfungsprozessen, Chapter 4, pp. 49-72, Springer Gabler, Wiesbaden, 2016, ISBN: 978-3-658-12505-9.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: English, Finite Sequence, Generalize Inverse, income distribution, Lorenz curves, Support Point

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abstract = {This paper deals with Lorenz curves. They allow for the representation of ‘inequality’ or ‘variability’ independent from absolute magnitudes. The general case is concerned with individuals or objects with an associated non-negative value such as body mass, body height, wealth owned, economic value or return from a customer or product.},

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This paper deals with Lorenz curves. They allow for the representation of ‘inequality’ or ‘variability’ independent from absolute magnitudes. The general case is concerned with individuals or objects with an associated non-negative value such as body mass, body height, wealth owned, economic value or return from a customer or product.

Kämpke, T.; Radermacher, F. J.

Income Modeling and Balancing – A Rigorous Treatment of Distribution Patterns Book

Springer International Publishing, 2015, ISBN: 978-3-319-13223-5.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Balance, English, equity, income distribution, Weltfinanzsystem

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abstract = {This book presents a rigorous treatment of the mathematical instruments available for dealing with income distributions, in particular Lorenz curves and related methods. The methods examined allow us to analyze, compare and modify such distributions from an economic and social perspective. Though balanced income distributions are key to peaceful coexistence within and between nations, it is often difficult to identify the right kind of balance needed, because there is an interesting interaction with innovation and economic growth. The issue of justice, as discussed in Thomas Piketty’s bestseller “Capital in the Twenty-First Century” or in the important book “The Price of Inequality” by Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz, is also touched on. Further, there is a close connection to the issue of democracy in the context of globalization. One highlight of the book is its rigorous treatment of the so-called Atkinson theorem and some extensions, which help to explain under which type of societal utility functions nations tend to operate either in the direction of more balance or less balance. Finally, there are some completely new insights into changing the balance pattern of societies and the kind of coalitions between richer and poorer parts of society to organize political support in democracies in either case. },

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This book presents a rigorous treatment of the mathematical instruments available for dealing with income distributions, in particular Lorenz curves and related methods. The methods examined allow us to analyze, compare and modify such distributions from an economic and social perspective. Though balanced income distributions are key to peaceful coexistence within and between nations, it is often difficult to identify the right kind of balance needed, because there is an interesting interaction with innovation and economic growth. The issue of justice, as discussed in Thomas Piketty’s bestseller “Capital in the Twenty-First Century” or in the important book “The Price of Inequality” by Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz, is also touched on. Further, there is a close connection to the issue of democracy in the context of globalization. One highlight of the book is its rigorous treatment of the so-called Atkinson theorem and some extensions, which help to explain under which type of societal utility functions nations tend to operate either in the direction of more balance or less balance. Finally, there are some completely new insights into changing the balance pattern of societies and the kind of coalitions between richer and poorer parts of society to organize political support in democracies in either case.

Kämpke, T.

The use of mean values vs. medians in inequality analysis Technical Report

2008.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: income distribution, Lorenz curve, Lorenz curves, poverty line

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abstract = {Poverty lines that are proportional to either the mean value or the median of income distributions are compared by statistical properties and in the light of poverty axioms. Poverty lines are extended from all incomes such that any particular income is considered as smallest of all larger incomes. This induces classes of income distributions with the distributions for the median being much more unequal than for the mean value.},

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Poverty lines that are proportional to either the mean value or the median of income distributions are compared by statistical properties and in the light of poverty axioms. Poverty lines are extended from all incomes such that any particular income is considered as smallest of all larger incomes. This induces classes of income distributions with the distributions for the median being much more unequal than for the mean value.

Kämpke, T.; Stark, M.

Equality functions Miscellaneous

Diskussionspapier, 2001.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: differential equation, income distribution, Lorenz curve

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date = {2001-07-01},

abstract = {The equality parameter as a highly aggregated index of an income distribution is complemented by the finer measure of an equality function. Lorenz curves with linear equality functions are developed and fitted to empirical data by squared error regression. The transition from equality parameters to equality functions significantly reduces regression errors. Relative poverty lines are subsequently introduced, computed approximately and their induced rankings of nations are investigated.},

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The equality parameter as a highly aggregated index of an income distribution is complemented by the finer measure of an equality function. Lorenz curves with linear equality functions are developed and fitted to empirical data by squared error regression. The transition from equality parameters to equality functions significantly reduces regression errors. Relative poverty lines are subsequently introduced, computed approximately and their induced rankings of nations are investigated.