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How to equalize opportunities

Abstract:

A policymaker wishes to choose a policy, from a set of possible policies, that will equalize opportunities among a group of individuals for the acquisition of some desirable outcome; for example, wage-earning capacity or life expectancy.

Precisely what does it mean to equalize the opportunities that individuals in this group face for acquisition of the objective in question?

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Institution:
Yale University
Publisher:
The Foundation for Law, Justice and Society Publisher's website
Series:
The social contract revisited
Publication date:
2009
URN:
uuid:06c59c76-800e-44a4-9ce4-0a19faed214c
Local pid:
ora:7756

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