The social welfare bases of Gini and other income inequality measures

C. Dagum
In 1920, Dalton introduces the important issue of the social welfare bases of income nequality measures. Fifty years later, Atkinson takes up this issue and passing from Dalton utility space to the income space, provides new insight and further development to the measurement and interpretation of income inequality. These two contributions led Atkinson and several other authors to argue in favour of the income inequality measures that are derived from social welfare considerations. Departing from...