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Approaches to inequality of opportunity : principles, measures and evidence

(2016) JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC SURVEYS . 30(5). p.855-883
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We put together the different conceptual issues involved in measuring inequality of opportunity, discuss how these concepts have been translated into computable measures, and point out the problems and choices researchers face when implementing these measures. Our analysis identifies and suggests several new possibilities to measure inequality of opportunity. The relevance of the conceptual issues and modelling choices are illustrated with findings from the empirical literature on income inequality of opportunity.
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Circumstances, Compensation, Effort, Equality of Opportunity, Measurement, Respon- sibility

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Ramos, Xavier, and Dirk Van de gaer. 2016. “Approaches to Inequality of Opportunity : Principles, Measures and Evidence.” Journal of Economic Surveys 30 (5): 855–883.
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Ramos, X., & Van de gaer, D. (2016). Approaches to inequality of opportunity : principles, measures and evidence. JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC SURVEYS , 30(5), 855–883.
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Ramos X, Van de gaer D. Approaches to inequality of opportunity : principles, measures and evidence. JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC SURVEYS . Wiley-Blackwell; 2016;30(5):855–83.
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Ramos, Xavier, and Dirk Van de gaer. “Approaches to Inequality of Opportunity : Principles, Measures and Evidence.” JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC SURVEYS 30.5 (2016): 855–883. Print.
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  abstract     = {We put together the different conceptual issues involved in measuring inequality of opportunity, discuss how these concepts have been translated into computable measures, and point out the problems and choices researchers face when implementing these measures. Our analysis identifies and suggests several new possibilities to measure inequality of opportunity. The relevance of the conceptual issues and modelling choices are illustrated with findings from the empirical literature on income inequality of opportunity.},
  author       = {Ramos, Xavier and Van de gaer, Dirk},
  issn         = {0950-0804},
  journal      = {JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC SURVEYS },
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {5},
  pages        = {855--883},
  publisher    = {Wiley-Blackwell},
  title        = {Approaches to inequality of opportunity : principles, measures and evidence},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/joes.12121},
  volume       = {30},
  year         = {2016},
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