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A dissimilarity index of multidimensional inequality of opportunity

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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
Division:
SSD
Department:
International Development
Research group:
Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI)
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Canadian International Development Agency More from this funder
Publisher:
Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative (OPHI) Publisher's website
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OPHI working paper
Publication date:
2009-01-01
ISSN:
2040-8188
Paper number:
28
ISBN:
9781907194092
Language:
English
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2014-11-27

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