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The Median as Watershed
Rolf Aaberge

Last modified: 2015-09-05

Abstract


The aim of the present paper is to bring together different features of the distribution – poverty, affluence and dispersion – in a single framework that allows ready comparisons across countries and across time. We believe that such a unified framework contributes both to the policy debate and to the theoretical understanding of inequality.

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