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The measurement of inequality of opportunity : theory and an application to Latin America (English)

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What part of the inequality observed in a particular country is due to unequal opportunities, rather than to differences in individual efforts or luck? This paper estimates a lower bound for the opportunity share of inequality in labor earnings, household...  See More +

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  • Ferreira , Francisco H. G.; Gignoux, Jeremie;
  • 2008/07/01
  • Policy Research Working Paper;
  • WPS4659
  • 1
  • 1
  • World
  • The World Region
  • 2010/07/01
  • Disclosed
  • The measurement of inequality of opportunity : theory and an application to Latin America
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