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Title:Empirical approaches to inequality of opportunity: Principles, measures, and evidence PDF Logo
Authors:Ramos, Xavi
Van de Gaer, Dirk
Issue Date:2012
Series/Report no.:Discussion Paper series, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 6672
Abstract:We put together the different conceptual issues involved in measuring inequality of opportunity, discuss how these concepts have been translated into computable measures, and point out the problems and choices researchers face when implementing these measures. Our analysis identifies and suggests several new possibilities to measure inequality of opportunity. The approaches are illustrated with a selective survey of the empirical literature on income inequality of opportunity.
Subjects:equality of opportunity
measurement
compensation
responsibility
effort
circumstances
JEL:D3
D63
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

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