Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/36965
Authors: 
Checchi, Daniele
Peragine, Vito
Serlenga, Laura
Year of Publication: 
2010
Series/Report no.: 
Discussion paper series // Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 5025
Abstract: 
This paper analyses the extent of income inequality and opportunity inequality in 25 European countries. The present work contributes to understanding the origin of standard income inequality, helping to identify potential institutional setups that are associated to opportunity inequality. We distinguish between ex ante and ex post opportunity inequality. We find that ex ante equality of opportunity exhibits positive correlation with public expenditure in education, whereas ex post equality of opportunity is also positively associated to union presence and to fiscal redistribution.
Subjects: 
Inequality of opportunity
income inequality
JEL: 
D31
D63
J62
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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