Publication Date

2019

Journal or Book Title

Entropy

Abstract

This paper is motivated by a distinctive appreciation of the difficulties posed by quantitative observational inquiry into complex social and economic systems. It develops ordinary and piecewise indices of joint and incremental informational association that enable robust approaches to a common problem in social inquiry: grappling with associations between a quantity of interest and two distinct sets of co-variates taking values over large numbers of individuals. The distinct analytical usefulness of these indices is illustrated with their application to inquiry into the systemic economic effects of patterns of discrimination by social identity in the U.S. economy.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.3390/e21040367

Volume

21

Special Issue

Information Theory, Social Inquiry, and Economic Analysis: History and Recent Developments

Issue

4

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License
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