Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/92299
Authors: 
Abras, Ana
Hoyos, Alejandro
Narayan, Ambar
Tiwari, Sailesh
Year of Publication: 
2013
Citation: 
[Journal:] IZA Journal of Labor & Development [ISSN:] 2193-9020 [Publisher:] Springer [Place:] Heidelberg [Volume:] 2 [Year:] 2013 [Pages:] 1-22
Abstract: 
In this paper we quantify inequality of opportunity in labor market outcomes in Europe and Central Asia using the Human Opportunity Index (HOI) methodology. Using data from the 2006 Life in Transition Survey we also compare HOI-based measures of inequality with expenditure-based measures and examine the extent to which these measures resonate with perceptions of life satisfaction and fairness. Findings show substantial inequality of opportunity in employment status and large variations across countries. Correlations between measures and perceptions of inequality suggest that inequality between groups as opposed to overall inequality has stronger association with perceptions of fairness in society.
Subjects: 
Inequality of opportunity
Inequality indexes
Labor markets in transition economies
JEL: 
O11
O12
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Creative Commons License: 
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/
Document Type: 
Article
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