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Testing for multidimensional inequality in Malaysia


Mohamed, Zunika and Said, Rusmawati (2013) Testing for multidimensional inequality in Malaysia. The Empirical Economics Letters, 12 (2). pp. 145-152. ISSN 1681-8997


This paper investigates the inequality phenomenon in Malaysia under a multidimensional framework. To do so, we construct a multidimensional index of inequality based on a currently introduced method of Lugo and Decancq (2009). Our index is based on four dimensions: finance, education, standard of living and housing. Our result uncovers that while the quantum of multidimensional inequality is lower than the standard income measure, disparities on the basis of region, gender and ethnicity also form an integral part of inequality under the multidimensional framework in Malaysia.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Economics and Management
Keywords: Welfare; Multidimensional inequality; Malaysia
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2015 12:48
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2015 08:36
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/28302
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