Policy Support and Governance

Social Welfare Analysis of Income Distributions. Ranking Income Distributions with Generalised Lorenz Curves


This module illustrates how Generalised Lorenz (GL) Curves can be used to identify the best income distribution on social welfare grounds, within a set of alternative income distributions generated by different policy options, in many of the cases where ordinary Lorenz curves fail to work  .

Published: 2005
Publisher: FAO
Geography: Global