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Inequalities and Identities

Arjun Jayadev; Sanjay G. Reddy

Title:
Inequalities and Identities
Author(s):
Jayadev, Arjun
Reddy, Sanjay G.
Date:
Type:
Working papers
Department:
Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy
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Series:
ISERP Working Papers
Part Number:
08-03
Publisher:
Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy, Columbia University
Publisher Location:
New York
Abstract:
We introduce concepts and measures relating to inequality between identity groups. We define and discuss the concepts of Representational Inequality, Sequence Inequality and Group Inequality Contribution. Representational Inequality captures the extent to which an attribute is shared between members of distinct groups. Sequence Inequality captures the extent to which groups are ordered hierarchically. Group Inequality Contribution captures the extent to which differences between groups account for overall inequality. The concepts have application in interpreting segregation, clustering and polarization in societies. There exists a mapping from familiar inequality measures to the measures we identify, making them empirically applicable.
Subject(s):
Sociology
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