Second-Order Discrimination and Generalized Lorenz Dominance



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Salas del Mármol, Rafael and Bishop, Jhon A. and Zeager, Lester A. (2018) Second-Order Discrimination and Generalized Lorenz Dominance. Review of Income and Wealth, 64 (3). pp. 563-575. ISSN 0034-6586

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We propose a definition of second-order discrimination that does not require the reference distribution to first-order dominate the comparison one, and allows rankings of discrimination patterns when both the reference and the comparison distributions differ. It involves comparing the probabilities that randomly selected individuals in the reference and comparison distributions belong to subgroups having the same cumulative mean income, yields orderings of distributions equivalent to those from generalized Lorenz dominance, and allows orderings of discrimination patterns, partial or complete, across pairs of distributions. We compare discrimination against U.S. seniors (inter-distributional inequality between seniors and non-seniors) by ethnicity.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Discrimination measurement, Economic advantage, Generational income comparison, Inter-distributional inequality, Stochastic dominance
Subjects:Social sciences > Economics > Econometrics
Social sciences > Economics > Microeconomics
JEL:D31, I3, C1
ID Code:60695
Deposited On:01 Jun 2020 09:52
Last Modified:01 Jun 2020 09:52

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