Originality/value: The inequality and poverty families characterized in this paper are unit and subgroup consistent, both of them being appropriate requirements in empirical applications in which inequality or poverty in a population split into groups is measured. Then, in empirical applications, it makes sense to choose measures from the families we derive.
Díez, H., Casilda Lasso de la Vega, M. and Urrutia, A. (2008), "Multidimensional unit- and subgroup-consistent inequality and poverty measures: some characterizations", Bishop, J. and Zheng, B. (Ed.) Inequality and Opportunity: Papers from the Second ECINEQ Society Meeting (Research on Economic Inequality, Vol. 16), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 189-211. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1049-2585(08)16009-4
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