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Title Inequality of opportunity : theory and measurement / edited by Juan Gabriel Rodríguez.
Imprint Bingley, UK : Emerald, 2011.
Edition First edition.

Series Research on economic inequality, 1049-2585 ; vol. 19
Research on economic inequality ; volume 19.
Subject Equality.
Equality -- Measurement.
Marginality, Social.
Marginality, Social -- Measurement.
Opportunity -- Economic aspects.
Income distribution.
Alt Name Rodríguez, Juan Gabriel,
Description 1 online resource (xi, 246 pages) : illustrations.
Edition First edition.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Chapter 1. Compensation, reward, and the measurement of unfair inequalities / Paolo Brunori and Vito Peragine -- chapter 2. The implication of partial observability of circumstances on the measurement of IOp / Patrizia Luongo -- chapter 3. Mobility and long-term equality of opportunity / Flaviana Palmisano -- chapter 4. Measuring inequality in life chances with ordinal variables / Jacques Silber and Gaston Yalonetzky -- chapter 5. Equality of opportunity and redistribution in Europe / Lina Dunnzlaff, Dirk Neumann, Judith Niehues and Andreas Peichl -- chapter 6. Measuring circumstances: Francs or Ranks, does it matter? / Arnaud Lefranc, Nicolas Pistolesi and Alain Trannoy -- chapter 7. Changes over time in parental education and inequality of opportunities in Chile / Andrea Báez-Montenegro, Juan Prieto-Rodríguez and Rafael Salas -- chapter 8. Vulnerability to poverty : a microeconometric approach and application to the Republic of Haiti / Evans Jadotte -- chapter 9. Inequality of opportunity in the United States : trends and decomposition / Gustavo A. Marrero and Juan G. Rodríguez.
Summary "Research on Economic Inequality, Volume 19, Inequality of Opportunity contains eight papers, both theoretical and applied, on the concept of equality of opportunity which says that a society should guarantee its members equal access to advantage regardless of their circumstances, while holding them responsible for turning that access into actual advantage by the application of effort. Theoretical papers discuss to what extent some of the measures of inequality of opportunity meet the reward and the compensation principles, a new methodology for evaluating long-term income distributions according to the equality of opportunity principle, the implications of partial observability of individuals circumstances on the measurement of inequality of opportunity and the advantages of applying segregation indices to study inequality in life chances when the variable is ordinal. The applied work includes studies that investigate how governments affect inequality of opportunity through the design of their tax and transfer schemes in 15 European countries, the changing role of circumstances for measuring inequality of opportunity in Chile, the existence of a poverty trap in Haiti and its consequences for equality of opportunity, and the importance of the correlation between circumstances and effort in the measurement of inequality of opportunity in U.S. during the period 1969-2007"--Provided by publisher.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781780520353 (electronic book)
1780520352 (electronic book)
9781780520346 (cloth)
1780520344 (cloth)
OCLC # 762192677
Additional Format Print version: Inequality of opportunity. 1st ed. Bingley, UK : Emerald, 2011 9781780520346 (OCoLC)707245343

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