Isogini as a Set of Indicators to Compare Trends a nd Shapes of Income Inequality: The Fading Swedish Middle-Class Society in a World of Diverse Dynamics

by Louis Chauvel, (University of Luxembourg)

Recent data from Sweden and other LIS countries highlight emerging dynamics in inequality, presenting an opportunity to reassess approaches to measuring inequality. This article elaborates on and empirically tests a new family of inequality indicators pertaining to different levels of the distribution to measure “concentration of inequality” at different levels. The proposed Isoginis are Gini-comparable and are calculated here at percentile thresholds 0.1 (lower decile), 0.9 (upper decile) and 0.5 (median).

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March 15, 2024 | News