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Title: Transfer principles and a classification of concentration measures
Authors: EGGHE, Leo
ROUSSEAU, Ronald
Issue Date: 1991
Publisher: JOHN WILEY & SONS INC
Citation: JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR INFORMATION SCIENCE, 42(7). p. 479-489
Abstract: In this article we show that the notion of concentration (or inequality) can best be studied by applying a number of transfer principles. We prove this by showing that transfer principles imply other natural concentration requirements such as the principle of nominal increase. We moreover exhibit a relation between Dalton's transfer principle and the Lorenz dominance order. We distinguish between simple and stronger transfer principles, leading to a classification of concentration measures. Finally, it is shown that the coefficient of variation and some measures derived from it are the "ultimate best" ones.
Notes: UNIV INSTELLING ANTWERP,SPECIALE LICENTIE DOCUMENTATIEEN BIBLIOTHEEKWETENSCHAP,B-2610 WILRIJK,BELGIUM. KIHWV,B-8400 OOSTENDE,BELGIUM.EGGHE, L, LIMBURGS UNIV CENTRUM,UNIV CAMPUS,B-3590 DIEPENBEEK,BELGIUM.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/3840
DOI: 10.1002/(SICI)1097-4571(199108)42:7<479::AID-ASI3>3.0.CO;2-9
ISI #: A1991GA26400003
ISSN: 0002-8231
Type: Journal Contribution
Appears in Collections: Research publications

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