Socio-economic inequality: Relationship between Gini and Kolkata indices

Tutkimustuotos: Lehtiartikkelivertaisarvioitu

Tutkijat

  • Arnab Chatterjee
  • Asim Ghosh
  • Bikas K. Chakrabarti

Organisaatiot

  • Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics
  • Indian Statistical Institute

Kuvaus

Socio-economic inequality is characterized from data using various indices. The Gini (g) index, giving the overall inequality is the most common one, while the recently introduced Kolkata (k) index gives a measure of 1−k fraction of population who possess top k fraction of wealth in the society. Here, we show the relationship between the two indices, using both empirical data and analytical estimates. The significance of their relationship has been discussed.

Yksityiskohdat

AlkuperäiskieliEnglanti
Sivut583-595
Sivumäärä13
JulkaisuPhysica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications
Vuosikerta466
TilaJulkaistu - 15 tammikuuta 2017
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA1 Julkaistu artikkeli, soviteltu

ID: 9115003