The spatial version of Atkinson inequality index is based on Lorenz curves. The user can decide wich part of the curve contributes more to the index, by choosing the value of the shape parameter, delta.
Atkinson (x, delta = 0.5)
- an object of class matrix (or which can be coerced to that class), where each column represents the distribution of a group within spatial units. The number of columns should be greater than 1 (at least 2 groups are required). You should not include a column with total population, because this will be interpreted as a group.
- an inequality aversion parameter
a numeric vector containing the Atkinson's segregation index value for each group
James, D. and K. E. Taeuber (1985) Measures of Segregation. Sociological Methodology 15, pp. 1-32
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