Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/126673
Authors: 
Van de gaer, Dirk
Ramos, Xavi
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 9582
Abstract: 
The theoretical literature on inequality of opportunity formulates basic properties that measures of inequality of opportunity should have. Standard methods for the measurement of inequality of opportunity require the construction of counterfactual outcome distributions through statistical methods. We show that, when standard parametric procedures are used to construct the counterfactuals, the specification used determines whether the resulting measures of inequality of opportunity satisfy the basic properties.
Subjects: 
counterfactuals
inequality measurement
opportunities
JEL: 
D3
D63
C1
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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