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    An Information Theoretic Approach to Measurement of Spatial Inequality

    Walsh, Jim and O'Kelly, M.E. (1979) An Information Theoretic Approach to Measurement of Spatial Inequality. Economic and Social Review, 10 (4). pp. 267-286. ISSN 0012-9984

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    In this paper we present some quantitative indices for measuring and comparing levels of inequality in discrete spatial distributions. The indices presented are based on the Kullback Information Measure which we consider to be the most general. In the final section of the paper the indices are applied to measure inequality in per capita income and certain categories of employment distribution in Ireland. The results indicate a tendency towards increasing uniformity in the spatial distribution of per capita incomes and employment opportunities.

    Item Type: Article
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Geography
    Item ID: 10971
    Depositing User: Prof. Jim Walsh
    Date Deposited: 26 Jul 2019 11:16
    Journal or Publication Title: Economic and Social Review
    Publisher: ESRI
    Refereed: Yes

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