Title

Socio-economic inequality: Relationship between Gini and Kolkata indices

Article Type

Research Article

Publication Title

Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications

Abstract

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.

First Page

583

Last Page

595

DOI

10.1016/j.physa.2016.09.027

Publication Date

1-15-2017

Comments

Open Access, Green

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