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Applications of Lorenz Curves in Economic Analysis

N. C. Kakwani
Econometrica
Vol. 45, No. 3 (Apr., 1977), pp. 719-728
Published by: Econometric Society
DOI: 10.2307/1911684
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1911684
Page Count: 9
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Applications of Lorenz Curves in Economic Analysis
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Abstract

The Lorenz curve is widely used as a convenient graphical device to represent the size distribution of income and wealth. In the present paper the concept of the Lorenz curve has been extended and generalized to study the relationships among the distributions of different economic variables. Some theorems have been proved which have a large number of economic applications.

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