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  • Diskussionspapiere 340 / 2003

    Target Shortfall Orderings and Indices

    Given any income distribution, to each income we associate a subgroup containing all persons whose incomes are not higher than this income and a person's target shortfall in a subgroup is the gap between the subgroup highest income and his own income. We then develop an absolute target shortfall ordering, which, under constancy of population size and total income, implies the Lorenz and Cowell-Ebert ...

    2003| Satya R. Chakravarty, Conchita D'Ambrosio, Pietro Muliere
  • Refereed essays Web of Science

    To What Extent Do Fiscal Regimes Equalize Opportunities for Income Acquisition among Citizens?

    This paper employs the theory of equality of opportunity, described in Roemer's book (Equality of Opportunity, Harvard University Press, 1998), to compute the extent to which tax-and-transfer regimes in 11 countries equalize opportunities among citizens for income acquisition. Roughly speaking, equality of opportunity for incomes has been achieved in a country when it is the case that the distributions ...

    In: Journal of Public Economics 87 (2003), 3/4, S. 539-565 | John E. Roemer, Rolf Aaberge, Ugo Colombino, John Fritzell, Stephen P. Jenkins, Arnaud Lefranc, Ive Marx, Marianne Page, Evert Pommer, Javier Ruiz-Castillo, Maria J. San Segundo, Torben Tranaes, Alain Trannoy, Gert G. Wagner, Ignacio Zubiri
  • Diskussionspapiere 352 / 2003

    Smoothed Income Poverty in European Countries

    The purpose of this paper is to obtain by combining two longitudinal perspectives a more detailed national picture of poverty in the Member States of the European Union, using the _rst four waves (1994 - 1997) of the European Community Household Panel (ECHP). In addition to this detailed consideration of the time dimension, poverty incidence, poverty gap and poverty intensity are measured. Overall, ...

    2003| Birgit Kuchler, Jan Goebel
  • Diskussionspapiere 364 / 2003

    The Measurement of Social Exclusion

    This paper develops an axiomatic approach to the measurement of social exclusion. At the individual level, social exclusion is viewed in terms of deprivation of the person concerned with respect to different functionings in the society. At the aggregate level we treat social exclusion as a function of individual exclusions. The class of subgroup decomposable social exclusion measures using a set of ...

    2003| Satya R. Chakravarty, Conchita D'Ambrosio
  • Diskussionspapiere 367 / 2003

    Income Satisfaction Inequality and Its Causes

    In this paper, the concept of Income Satisfaction Inequality is operationalized on the basis of individual responses to an Income Satisfaction question posed in the German Socio-Economic Panel (GSOEP). Income satisfaction is the subjective analogue of the objective income concept and includes objective income inequality as a special case. The paper introduces a method to decompose Income Satisfaction ...

    2003| Ada Ferrer-i-Carbonell, Bernard M. S. van Praag
  • Economic Bulletin 10 / 2003

    What Social Justice Means in Our Day and Age: Editorial

    2003| Gert G. Wagner
  • Externe Monographien

    Immigrants in the UK and in West Germany: Relative Income Position, Income Portfolio, and Redistribution Effects

    Bonn: IZA, 2003, 16 Bl.
    (Discussion Paper Series / Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit ; 788)
    | Felix Büchel, Joachim R. Frick
  • Externe Monographien

    Combating Poverty in Europe: The German Welfare Regime in Practice

    Aldershot [u.a.]: Ashgate, 2003, 334 S.
    (Studies in Cash & Care)
    | Peter Krause, Gerhard Bäcker, Walter Hanesch (Eds.)
  • Weitere externe Aufsätze

    Combating Poverty in Europe and Germany

    In: Peter Krause, Gerhard Bäcker, Walter Hanesch (Eds.) , Combating Poverty in Europe
    Aldershot [u.a.] : Ashgate
    S. 1- 19
    | Gerhard Bäcker, Walter Hanesch, Peter Krause
  • Weitere externe Aufsätze

    How Successful are European Countries in Reducing Poverty? A Micro-Simulation with the ECHP

    In: Peter Krause, Gerhard Bäcker, Walter Hanesch (Eds.) , Combating Poverty in Europe
    Aldershot [u.a.] : Ashgate
    S. 41-59
    | Birgit Otto, Jan Goebel