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Is inequality of opportunity robust to the measurement approach?

(2020) REVIEW OF INCOME AND WEALTH. 67(1). p.18-36
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Recent literature has suggested many ways of measuring equality of opportunity. We analyze in a systematic manner the various approaches put forth in the literature to show whether and to what extent different choices matter empirically. Drawing on data for most European countries for 2005 and 2011, we find that the choice between ex-ante and ex-post approaches is crucial and has a substantial influence on inequality of opportunity country orderings. Growth regressions also illustrate the potential relevance of conceptual choices.
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Economics and Econometrics, direct approach, effort, equality of opportunity, EU-SILC, ex-ante, ex-post, income, indirect approach, measurement, responsibility, FAMILY-STRUCTURE, EQUALITY, INCOME

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Ramos, Xavier, and Dirk Van de gaer. “Is Inequality of Opportunity Robust to the Measurement Approach?” REVIEW OF INCOME AND WEALTH, vol. 67, no. 1, 2020, pp. 18–36, doi:10.1111/roiw.12448.
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Ramos, X., & Van de gaer, D. (2020). Is inequality of opportunity robust to the measurement approach? REVIEW OF INCOME AND WEALTH, 67(1), 18–36. https://doi.org/10.1111/roiw.12448
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Ramos, Xavier, and Dirk Van de gaer. 2020. “Is Inequality of Opportunity Robust to the Measurement Approach?” REVIEW OF INCOME AND WEALTH 67 (1): 18–36. https://doi.org/10.1111/roiw.12448.
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Ramos, Xavier, and Dirk Van de gaer. 2020. “Is Inequality of Opportunity Robust to the Measurement Approach?” REVIEW OF INCOME AND WEALTH 67 (1): 18–36. doi:10.1111/roiw.12448.
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Ramos X, Van de gaer D. Is inequality of opportunity robust to the measurement approach? REVIEW OF INCOME AND WEALTH. 2020;67(1):18–36.
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X. Ramos and D. Van de gaer, “Is inequality of opportunity robust to the measurement approach?,” REVIEW OF INCOME AND WEALTH, vol. 67, no. 1, pp. 18–36, 2020.
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  abstract     = {{Recent literature has suggested many ways of measuring equality of opportunity. We analyze in a systematic manner the various approaches put forth in the literature to show whether and to what extent different choices matter empirically. Drawing on data for most European countries for 2005 and 2011, we find that the choice between ex-ante and ex-post approaches is crucial and has a substantial influence on inequality of opportunity country orderings. Growth regressions also illustrate the potential relevance of conceptual choices.}},
  author       = {{Ramos, Xavier and Van de gaer, Dirk}},
  issn         = {{0034-6586}},
  journal      = {{REVIEW OF INCOME AND WEALTH}},
  keywords     = {{Economics and Econometrics,direct approach,effort,equality of opportunity,EU-SILC,ex-ante,ex-post,income,indirect approach,measurement,responsibility,FAMILY-STRUCTURE,EQUALITY,INCOME}},
  language     = {{eng}},
  number       = {{1}},
  pages        = {{18--36}},
  title        = {{Is inequality of opportunity robust to the measurement approach?}},
  url          = {{http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/roiw.12448}},
  volume       = {{67}},
  year         = {{2020}},
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