The Measurement of Inequality and Well-Being: New Perspectives

Editor: Satya R. Chakravarty, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata


The theory of distributional analysis has recently witnessed the growth of several new branches and new results in traditional measurement problems. Some of these new branches are measurement of multidimensional inequality and poverty, measurement of polarization, measurement of vulnerability and health inequality measurement. New developments include inverse stochastic dominance, unit constancy, measuring chronic poverty, measuring inequality and poverty when needs differ and path independence. In order to make the frontiers of research in these areas more advanced, this special issue of the journal invites contributions on related topics.

Please notice: The deadline for paper submissions has been extended.


Gaston Yalonetzky
Measuring Group Disadvantage with Inter-distributional Inequality Indices: A Critical Review and Some Amendments to Existing Indices
March 30, 2012 | downloads: 1027 | JEL: D30, J71 | recommended by 4 readers
Subbu Subramanian
The Focus Axiom and Poverty: On the Co-existence of Precise Language and Ambiguous Meaning in Economic Measurement
March 26, 2012 | downloads: 1324 | JEL: B40, D31, D63, I32, O15 | recommended by 1 reader
Sami Bibi, Jean-Yves Duclos, and Audrey Verdier-Chouchane
Assessing Absolute and Relative Pro-Poor Growth, with an Application to Selected African Countries
March 23, 2012 | downloads: 1460 | JEL: D63, I32 | recommended by 1 reader | 1 citations (RePEc)
Joseph Deutsch and Jacques Silber
On Various Ways of Measuring Pro-Poor Growth
September 09, 2011 | downloads: 1828 | JEL: I32, O15 | 2 citations (RePEc)
Gordon Anderson
Polarization Measurement and Inference in Many Dimensions When Subgroups Can Not Be Identified
August 29, 2011 | downloads: 1479 | JEL: C14, C30, I32
Subbu Subramanian
Inequality Measurement with Subgroup Decomposability and Level-Sensitivity
August 01, 2011 | downloads: 1859 | JEL: D30, D31, D63 | recommended by 2 readers