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Complaints and Inequality, (published in Social Choice and Welfare, vol. 23, (2004), pp. 71-89.

Frank A  Cowell,  Udo  Ebert,  March 2002
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Keywords: Inquality; complaints, transfer principle.

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This Paper is published under the following series: Distributional Analysis Research Programme
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Temkin (1986,1993) sets out a philosophical basis for the analysis of income inequality that provides an important alternative to the mainstream welfarist approach. We show that the Temkin principles can be characterised by a parsimonious axiomatic structure and we use this structure to derive a new class of inequality indices and an inequality ordering. This class of indices has a family relationship to well-known measures of inequality, deprivation and poverty. The ordering is shown to have properties analogous to second-order dominance results.