Inequality measures for fair resource allocation

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A method of measuring the degree of unfairness of a resource allocation scheme is presented. A survey of five inequality functions is done and a new inequality function is introduced. The sensitivities of all six inequality functions are analyzed and it is shown that the new inequality function is most sensitive to inequality of resource allocation. Numerical examples are also presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConference Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)0780307208, 9780780307209
StatePublished - 1992
EventIEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, SMC 1992 - Chicago, United States
Duration: Oct 18 1992Oct 21 1992


OtherIEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, SMC 1992
Country/TerritoryUnited States

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Human-Computer Interaction


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