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2016 | nr 25 | 21--42
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Income Inequalities : Axioms of Income Inequality Measures and People's Perceptions

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Nierówności dochodowe : aksjomaty miar nierówności a opinie ludzi
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Studies show that people perceive income inequality differently than most popular income inequality measures and axioms (postulated properties of inequality) indicate. This article synthesizes and reviews different results on income inequality perception. It presents basic income inequality axioms and analyses the level of support found in multiple studies. The paper shows that while answers to particular questions seldom perfectly agree with income inequality measures, the general pattern of respondents' answers is strongly correlated with these measures. It also argues that the observed differences can be partially explained by following Amartya Sen's suggestion that income inequality is a multidimensional concept (1973, p. 48). (original abstract)
Badania pokazują, że ludzie postrzegają nierówność dochodów odmiennie od wskazań najczęściej stosowanych miar nierówności i aksjomatów (postulowanych własności nierówności). Niniejszy artykuł analizuje i porównuje ze sobą wyniki różnych badań dotyczących postrzegania nierówności dochodów. Opisuje podstawowe aksjomaty pomiaru nierówności wraz z poziomem poparcia wyrażonym przez respondentów w badaniach. Artykuł pokazuje, że o ile odpowiedzi na pojedyncze pytania rzadko są idealnie zgodne z miarami nierówności, o tyle ogólny wzór odpowiedzi respondentów jest silnie z tymi miarami skorelowany. Argumentuje również, że obserwowane różnice między odpowiedziami badanych a miarami nierówności mogą zostać wyjaśnione przez zastosowanie sugestii Amartyi Sena, że nierówność dochodów jest koncepcją wielowymiarową (1973, str. 48). (abstrakt oryginalny)
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21--42
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Twórcy
  • University of Warsaw, Poland
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