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Generalized gini occupational segregation indices

Occupational and Residential Segregation

ISBN: 978-1-84855-786-4, eISBN: 978-1-84855-787-1

ISSN: 1049-2585

Publication date: 30 October 2009


This article axiomatically derives a class of numerical indices of integration (equality) in the distribution of different types of workers across occupations. The associated segregation (inequality) indices parallel one form of multidimensional generalized Gini inequality indices. A comparison is made with the other Gini-related segregation indices. A numerical illustration of the family of indices is also provided using US occupational data.


Chakravarty, S.R., D'Ambrosio, C. and Silber, J. (2009), "Generalized gini occupational segregation indices", Flückiger, Y., Reardon, S.F. and Silber, J. (Ed.) Occupational and Residential Segregation (Research on Economic Inequality, Vol. 17), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 71-95.



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