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Value judgments in health inequality measurement (English)

Value judgments lurk beneath the surface in any study of health inequalities; analystsought to understand them, make them explicit, and present results transparently to policymakersso that they, rather than analysts, decide which set of value judgments should beinvoked. ... See More +

Journal Article 104041 SEP 01, 2015

Wagstaff,Adam Disclosed

Lower bounds on inequality of opportunity and measurement error (English)

When measuring inequality of opportunity, researchers usually opt to eliminate within-type variation. Provided that in practice it is impossible to observe all circumstances, this implies that the researcher estimates a lower bound of the true level of inequality of opportunity. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7379 JUL 28, 2015

Balcazar Salazar,Carlos Felipe Disclosed

Inequality of opportunity : the new motherhood and apple pie? (English)

The recent paper by Garcia-Gomez et al. (2014) in this journal is part of a rapidly growing industry aiming to quantify, and hence give some policy teeth to, the concept of inequality of opportunity. ... See More +

Journal Article 100219 JUN 29, 2015

Wagstaffa, Adam; Kanbur,Ravi Disclosed

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 Disclosed

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. Disclosed

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 Disclosed

Inequality of opportunity : reply to Pedro Rosa Dias and Erik Schokkaert (English)

The authors welcome the comments of Pedro Rosa Dias and Erik Schokkaert on our Editorial as a means of stimulating further debate on the usefulness of estimates of inequality of opportunity, especially for policy purposes. ... See More +

Journal Article 100218 MAR 01, 2015

Kanbura, Ravi; Wagstaff,Adam Disclosed

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 Disclosed

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 Disclosed

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 Disclosed

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 Disclosed

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 Disclosed

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 Disclosed

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

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 Disclosed

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 Disclosed

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 Disclosed

Vietnam - Building capacity for poverty monitoring and policy intervention for poverty reduction (Vietnamese)

This Results Profile focuses on poverty monitoring and policy intervention for poverty reduction in Vietnam. In the early 1990s, there were no formal estimates of poverty headcount, nor statistics available on the distribution of poverty across the country. ... See More +

Brief 94149 APR 17, 2012

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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

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

Title Document Date Report No. Document Type Also available in
Vietnam - Additional Financing to Second Northern Mountains Poverty Reduction Project : procurement plan : Việt Nam - Tài trợ bổ sung cho Dự án Giảm nghèo vùng núi phía bắc, : kế hoạch đấu thầu (Vietnamese)
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OCT 21, 2015 100506 Procurement Plan
Value judgments in health inequality measurement (English)
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SEP 01, 2015 104041 Journal Article
Lower bounds on inequality of opportunity and measurement error (English)
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JUL 28, 2015 WPS7379 Policy Research Working Paper
Inequality of opportunity : the new motherhood and apple pie? (English)
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JUN 29, 2015 100219 Journal Article
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 of opportunity : reply to Pedro Rosa Dias and Erik Schokkaert (English)
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MAR 01, 2015 100218 Journal Article
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) : La desigualdad bajo la lupa (Spanish)
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JAN 01, 2014 84370 Newsletter English, French
Inequality in focus vol. 2 (no. 4) (French)
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JAN 01, 2014 84370 Newsletter English, Spanish
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)
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NOV 01, 2012 WPS6259 Policy Research Working Paper
Vietnam - Building capacity for poverty monitoring and policy intervention for poverty reduction (Vietnamese)
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APR 17, 2012 94149 Brief
Inequality in focus vol. 1 (no. 1) (English)
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APR 01, 2012 79921 Newsletter Spanish, French