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한국개발연구. Vol. 29, No. 3, December 2007, pp. 1-28

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Estimation and Verification for Polarization of Income Distribution in Korea

Gyeong joon Yoo

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Upon analyzing several Korean Income data sets, it is confirmed that the relationship between Gini coefficient and bi-polarization measure (EGR) is empirically not different although they each come from different theoretical basis. Furthermore, it is difficult to state that the degree of polarization of income distribution, measured by DER, in Korea has deepened more than that of income inequality, estimated by Gini coefficient, in the periods of before and after the economic crisis.


소득불평등도(income inequality), 극화지수(polarization index, DER), 양극화지수(bipolarization index, EGR)

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B9, B8, F2

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