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How unfair is the inequality of wage earnings in Russia ? estimates from panel data (English)

This paper attempts to determine the extent to which inequality in wage earnings in the Russian Federation is unfair. Unlike other similar attempts that can, at best, produce a lower bound on the estimate of the share of inequality that is unfair, this paper exploits the longitudinal nature of the data to come up with a lower bound as well as an upper bound. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7291 JUN 03, 2015

Tiwari,Sailesh; Lara Ibarra,Gabriel; Narayan,Ambar

Inequality of outcomes and inequality of opportunity in Tanzania (English)

The paper investigates the structure and dynamics of consumption inequality and inequality of opportunity in Tanzania. The analysis covers the period 2001 to 2012. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7260 MAY 11, 2015

Belghith,Nadia Belhaj Hassine; Zeufack,Albert G.

Equality of opportunity : theory and evidence (English)

Building on earlier work by political philosophers, economists have recently sought to define a concept of equity that accommodates the fairness of reward to individual responsibility and effort, while allowing for the existence of some inequalities which are unfair and should be compensated. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7217 MAR 20, 2015

Ferreira,Francisco H. G.; Peragine,Vito

Inequality is bad for growth of the poor (but not for that of the rich) (English)

The paper assesses the impact of overall inequality, as well as inequality among the poor and among the rich, on the growth rates along various percentiles of the income distribution. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6963 JUL 01, 2014

van der Weide, Roy; Milanovic, Branko

How useful is inequality of opportunity as a policy construct ? (English)

The academic literature on equality of opportunity has burgeoned. The concepts and measures have begun to be used by policy institutions, including in specific sectors such as health and education. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6980 JUL 01, 2014

Kanbur, Ravi; Wagstaff, Adam

Inequality of opportunity and economic growth : a cross-country analysis (English)

Income differences arise from many sources. While some kinds of inequality, caused by effort differences, might be associated with faster economic growth, other kinds, arising from unequal opportunities for investment, might be detrimental to economic progress. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6915 JUN 01, 2014

Ferreira, Francisco H. G.; Lakner, Christoph; Lugo, Maria Ana; Ozler, Berk

Growth, inequality, and social welfare : cross-country evidence (English)

Social welfare functions that assign weights to individuals based on their income levels can be used to document the relative importance of growth and inequality changes for changes in social welfare. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6842 APR 01, 2014

Dollar, David; Kleineberg, Tatjana; Kraay, Aart

Inequality in focus vol. 2 (no. 4) (English)

This issue of the Inequality in focus newsletter contains the following topics of interest: aspiration traps: when poverty stifles hope; and, explaining the gap between facts and perceptions of inequality. ... See More +

Newsletter 84370 JAN 01, 2014

Flechtner, Svenja; Verme, Paolo Spanish, French

Inequality in focus vol. 2 (no. 4) : Pleins feux sur les inégalités (French)

This issue of the Inequality in focus newsletter contains the following topics of interest: aspiration traps: when poverty stifles hope; and, explaining the gap between facts and perceptions of inequality. ... See More +

Newsletter 84370 JAN 01, 2014

Flechtner, Svenja; Verme, Paolo English, Spanish

Inequality in focus vol. 2 (no. 4) : La desigualdad bajo la lupa (Spanish)

This issue of the Inequality in focus newsletter contains the following topics of interest: aspiration traps: when poverty stifles hope; and, explaining the gap between facts and perceptions of inequality. ... See More +

Newsletter 84370 JAN 01, 2014

Flechtner, Svenja; Verme, Paolo English, French

Inequality of opportunity, income inequality and economic mobility : some international comparisons (English)

Despite a recent surge in the number of studies attempting to measure inequality of opportunity in various countries, methodological differences have so far prevented meaningful international comparisons. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6304 JAN 01, 2013

Brunori, Paolo; Ferreira, Francisco H. G.; Peragine, Vito

World development report 2013 : inequality of opportunities in the labor market - evidence from life in transition surveys in Europe and Central Asia (English)

This is a background paper to the World Development Report 2013 (report no. 73068). It attempts to quantify the degree of inequality of opportunity in labor market outcomes for a selection of countries in the Europe and Central Asia (ECA) region. ... See More +

Working Paper 73698 NOV 15, 2012

Abras, Ana; Hoyos, Alejandro; Narayan, Ambar; Tiwari, Sailesh

Global income inequality by the numbers : in history and now --an overview-- (English)

The paper presents an overview of calculations of global inequality, recently and over the long-run as well as main controversies and political and philosophical implications of the findings. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6259 NOV 01, 2012

Milanovic, Branko

Inequality in focus vol. 1 (no. 1) (French)

This Inequality in Focus newsletter includes the following headings: Introduction to the Inequality in Focus series; An overview of global income inequality trends; Declining income inequality in Brazil: the proud outlier; Inequality of opportunity around the world: what do we know so far? ... See More +

Newsletter 79921 APR 01, 2012

Olinto, Pedro; Saavedra, Jaime; Lopez-Calva, Luis F.; Ferreira, Francisco H. G.; Mulligan, Mary Anne English, Spanish

Inequality in focus vol. 1 (no. 1) (English)

This Inequality in Focus newsletter includes the following headings: Introduction to the Inequality in Focus series; An overview of global income inequality trends; Declining income inequality in Brazil: the proud outlier; Inequality of opportunity around the world: what do we know so far? ... See More +

Newsletter 79921 APR 01, 2012

Olinto, Pedro; Saavedra, Jaime; Lopez-Calva, Luis F.; Ferreira, Francisco H. G.; Mulligan, Mary Anne Spanish, French

Inequality in focus vol. 1 (no. 1) (Spanish)

This Inequality in Focus newsletter includes the following headings: Introduction to the Inequality in Focus series; An overview of global income inequality trends; Declining income inequality in Brazil: the proud outlier; Inequality of opportunity around the world: what do we know so far? ... See More +

Newsletter 79921 APR 01, 2012

Olinto, Pedro; Saavedra, Jaime; Lopez-Calva, Luis F.; Ferreira, Francisco H. G.; Mulligan, Mary Anne English, French

¿Está el piso parejo para los niños en el Perú? Medición y comprensión de la evolución de las oportunidades (Spanish)

Over the past decade, Peru has achieved extraordinary rates of economic growth, significant reductions in poverty and a slight reduction in income inequality. ... See More +

Publication 66849 JAN 01, 2012

Escobal, Javier; Saavedra, Jaime; Vakis, Renos

Inequality of opportunities among children : how much does gender matter? (English)

Authors apply a decomposition method to a measure of inequality of opportunities among children (the human opportunity index) to examine the question of how much does gender of a child contribute to inequality in access to critical services that should be available as basic minimum opportunities to all children. ... See More +

Working Paper 76511 JUN 27, 2011

Hoyos, Alejandro; Narayan, Ambar

Revisiting between-group inequality measurement : an application to the dynamics of caste inequality in two Indian villages (English)

Standard approaches to decomposing how much group differences contribute to inequality rarely show significant between-group inequality, and are of limited use in comparing populations with different numbers of groups. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5337 JUN 01, 2010

Lanjouw, Peter; Rao, Vijayendra

Inequality of economic opportunity in Turkey : an assessment using asset indicators and womens background variables (English)

Using information on asset ownership, housing quality, and access to services to construct an indicator of household wealth, the author estimates the share of inequality among prime-age Turkish women that can be attributed to unequal opportunities. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 75432 MAR 01, 2010

Ferreira, Francisco H. G.; Gignoux, Jeremie; Aran, Meltem Turkish

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How unfair is the inequality of wage earnings in Russia ? estimates from panel data (English)
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JUN 03, 2015 WPS7291 Policy Research Working Paper
Inequality of outcomes and inequality of opportunity in Tanzania (English)
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MAY 11, 2015 WPS7260 Policy Research Working Paper
Equality of opportunity : theory and evidence (English)
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MAR 20, 2015 WPS7217 Policy Research Working Paper
Inequality is bad for growth of the poor (but not for that of the rich) (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 WPS6963 Policy Research Working Paper
How useful is inequality of opportunity as a policy construct ? (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 WPS6980 Policy Research Working Paper
Inequality of opportunity and economic growth : a cross-country analysis (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 WPS6915 Policy Research Working Paper
Growth, inequality, and social welfare : cross-country evidence (English)
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APR 01, 2014 WPS6842 Policy Research Working Paper
Inequality in focus vol. 2 (no. 4) (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 84370 Newsletter Spanish, French
Inequality in focus vol. 2 (no. 4) : Pleins feux sur les inégalités (French)
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JAN 01, 2014 84370 Newsletter English, Spanish
Inequality in focus vol. 2 (no. 4) : La desigualdad bajo la lupa (Spanish)
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JAN 01, 2014 84370 Newsletter English, French
Inequality of opportunity, income inequality and economic mobility : some international comparisons (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 WPS6304 Policy Research Working Paper
World development report 2013 : inequality of opportunities in the labor market - evidence from life in transition surveys in Europe and Central Asia (English)
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NOV 15, 2012 73698 Working Paper
Global income inequality by the numbers : in history and now --an overview-- (English)
See More +
NOV 01, 2012 WPS6259 Policy Research Working Paper
Inequality in focus vol. 1 (no. 1) (French)
See More +
APR 01, 2012 79921 Newsletter English, Spanish
Inequality in focus vol. 1 (no. 1) (English)
See More +
APR 01, 2012 79921 Newsletter Spanish, French
Inequality in focus vol. 1 (no. 1) (Spanish)
See More +
APR 01, 2012 79921 Newsletter English, French
¿Está el piso parejo para los niños en el Perú? Medición y comprensión de la evolución de las oportunidades (Spanish)
See More +
JAN 01, 2012 66849 Publication
Inequality of opportunities among children : how much does gender matter? (English)
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JUN 27, 2011 76511 Working Paper
Revisiting between-group inequality measurement : an application to the dynamics of caste inequality in two Indian villages (English)
See More +
JUN 01, 2010 WPS5337 Policy Research Working Paper
Inequality of economic opportunity in Turkey : an assessment using asset indicators and womens background variables (English)
See More +
MAR 01, 2010 75432 Working Paper (Numbered Series) Turkish