Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/35109
Authors: 
Peragine, Vito
Serlenga, Laura
Year of Publication: 
2007
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 3163
Abstract: 
This paper proposes a definition of equality of educational opportunities. Then, it develops a comprehensive model that allows to test for the existence of equality of opportunity in a given distribution and to rank distributions according to equality of opportunity. Finally, it provides an empirical analysis of equality of opportunity for higher education in Italy.
Subjects: 
Equality of opportunity
higher education
stochastic dominance
JEL: 
D63
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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