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An Axiomatisation of the Entropy Measure of Inequality

Satya Ranjan Chakravarty
Sankhyā: The Indian Journal of Statistics, Series B (1960-2002)
Vol. 44, No. 3 (Dec., 1982), pp. 351-354
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/25052270
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An Axiomatisation of the Entropy Measure of Inequality
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Abstract

This note provides an axiomatisation of a social welfare function, which for a given mean income and a given population size ranks all possible income distributions in exactly the opposite way as the entropy measure of inequality.

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