Full text: Konvolut The Personal Distribution of Income 1

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It. will, be noted that the process can be described up to 
this point without any reference to. income. We may regard the 
states of the system represented by the elements of. the matrix 
as ,r grq.desor ,r ags." -'possibly carreer, age on age in earning 
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life,, although in conformity with Champernowne we referred to 
them as income classes. 1 
We have now to define the income in relation to the class 
intervals of the matrix: The lower limit of class 1 is 
taken to he the minimum’income. We may choose the income 
units such that the minimum income is unity, i.e. on the 
logarithmic scale it is zero. The income at the lower 
limit of successive income classes K is defined by 
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or In y K = Kh 
where h is the size of the class interval on 
the log scale 
^) The difficulties arising from the discrete representation of 
a continuous income variable in the matrix do not concern 
us here. See £toJ p. 62. 72^ 1. Met 
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