TY - DATA
T1 - income-in-dependent-equivalence-scales-and-inequality-measurement
AU - Dudel, Christian
AU - Garbuszus, Jan Marvin
AU - Ott, Notburga
AU - Werding, Martin
DO - doi:10.15456/ger.2020289.101354
AB - Most equivalence scales that are applied in research on inequality do not depend on income, even though there is strong empirical evidence that equivalence scales are actually income-dependent. This paper explores the consistency of results derived from income-independent and income-dependent scales. We show that applying income-independent scales when income-dependent scales would be appropriate leads to violations of the transfer principle. Surprisingly, there are some exceptions, but these require unrealistic and strong assumptions. Thus, the use of income-dependent equivalence scales almost always leads to different assessments of inequality than the use of income-independent equivalence scales. Two examples illustrate our findings.
KW - D63
KW - I32
KW - J18
ET - 1
PY - 2020
PB - ZBW - Leibniz Informationszentrum Wirtschaft
UR - https://journaldata.zbw.eu/dataset/income-in-dependent-equivalence-scales-and-inequality-measurement
ER -