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A dissimilarity index of multidimensional inequality of opportunity

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OPHI working paper no. 28
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A recent literature on inequality of opportunity offers quantitative tools for comparisons and measurement based on stochastic dominance criteria and traditional inequality indices. In this paper I suggest an additional way of assessing inequality of opportunity and operationalizing Roemer’s (1998) notion of equality of opportunity with an index of dissimilarity across distributions. The index is based on a traditional homogeneity test of multinomial distributions and is more helpful than ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI)
Department:
SSD, Queen Elizabeth House, Department of International Development
International Development Research Centre More from this funder
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Publisher:
Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative (OPHI) Publisher's website
Publication date:
2009
ISSN:
2040-8188
URN:
uuid:fe77b57f-80e9-444d-aaf8-caa6dc145eed
Local pid:
ora:9422
ISBN:
978-1-907194-09-2

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