Ravi Kanbur

Measuring Unfair Inequality: Reconciling Equality of Opportunity and Freedom from Poverty

Authors: Paul Hufe, Ravi Kanbur, Andreas Peichl,
Series: Issue: 01 2018

This working paper takes up the issue of multifaceted inequality by putting forth a new measure of unfair inequality. The authors argue that inequality is not bad per se, but that one should differentiate between different aspects of inequality in order to make normative statements about the fairness of a given income distribution.