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ERIC Number: EJ900693
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0303-8300
Negative and Positive Partial Mobility: A Study of the Relative Changes in Human Development
Sengupta, Atanu; Ghosh, Abhijit
Social Indicators Research, v99 n2 p249-268 Nov 2010
In this paper, we have considered the issues concerning dynamic changes in HDI and its various components from a relative standpoint. The analysis of HDI mobility should entail directional movement introduced by Fields (in Distribution and development: a new look at the developing world. MIT Press, Cambridge, 2001). However, Fields' analysis was in the space of absolute values. Here, we will try to extend this exercise to the positional mobility index by considering the question of improvement and deterioration in relative positions. This requires the concept of "partial mobility" where mobility is judged from the viewpoint of a particular group. We then try to introduce directional changes in partial mobility through axiomatic framework. Finally, we provide an illustrative example from the Indian data.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: India