Edited by Conchita D’Ambrosio
The notion of social inequality lends itself to different understandings. One of them is the measurement of inequality over non-monetary dimensions of well-being. The companion Chapter 17 in this Handbook by Lasso de la Vega discusses theoretically the methods to measure inequality when variables are ordinal, and the methods for inequality measurement with bounded continuous variables. The present authors provide empirical illustrations of research implementing this method. Another understanding of social inequality refers to inequality in an indicator of interest between or across socioeconomic groups. The authors explore several methods proposed for this latter purpose and provide empirical illustration.
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