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On Opportunity Inequality Measurement

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  • Ok, Efe A.

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We study the problem of ranking distributions of opportunity sets on the basis of equality.

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Volume (Year): 77 (1997)
Issue (Month): 2 (December)
Pages: 300-329

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  1. Jorge Alcalde-Unzu & Miguel Ballester, 2012. "Ranking opportunity profiles through dependent evaluation of policies," Journal of Economic Inequality, Springer, Springer, vol. 10(4), pages 471-487, December.
  2. Stefano Vannucci, 2013. "A characterization of height-based extensions of principal filtral opportunity rankings," REVISTA CUADERNOS DE ECONOMÍA, UN - RCE - CID, UN - RCE - CID.
  3. BARBERA, Salvador & BOSSERT, Walter & PATTANAIK, Prasanta K., 2001. "Ranking Sets of Objects," Cahiers de recherche, Universite de Montreal, Departement de sciences economiques 2001-02, Universite de Montreal, Departement de sciences economiques.
  4. Vito Peragine & Laura Serlenga, 2007. "Higher education and equality of opportunity in Italy," CHILD Working Papers, CHILD - Centre for Household, Income, Labour and Demographic economics - ITALY wp01_08, CHILD - Centre for Household, Income, Labour and Demographic economics - ITALY.
  5. Laurence Kranich, 2009. "Measuring opportunity inequality with monetary transfers," Journal of Economic Inequality, Springer, Springer, vol. 7(4), pages 371-385, December.
  6. Vito Peragine & Ernesto Savaglio & Stefano Vannucci, 2008. "Poverty Rankings of Opportunity Profiles," Department of Economics University of Siena, Department of Economics, University of Siena 548, Department of Economics, University of Siena.
  7. John Weymark, 2003. "Generalized Gini Indices of Equality of Opportunity," Journal of Economic Inequality, Springer, Springer, vol. 1(1), pages 5-24, April.
  8. Jorge Alcalde-Unzu & Ricardo Arlegi & Jorge Nieto, 2007. "Cardinality-based equality of opportunities," Review of Economic Design, Springer, Springer, vol. 10(4), pages 285-304, March.
  9. Ricardo Arlegi, 2005. "Freedom Of Choice And Conflict Resolution," Documentos de Trabajo - Lan Gaiak Departamento de Economía - Universidad Pública de Navarra, Departamento de Economía - Universidad Pública de Navarra 0502, Departamento de Economía - Universidad Pública de Navarra.
  10. Jorge Alcalde-Unzu & Miguel Ballester, 2010. "On ranking opportunity distributions," Social Choice and Welfare, Springer, Springer, vol. 34(1), pages 3-31, January.
  11. Rebeca Echávarri & Iñaki Permanyer, 2008. "Ranking profiles of capability sets," Social Choice and Welfare, Springer, Springer, vol. 31(3), pages 521-535, October.
  12. Ricardo Arlegi & Jorge Nieto, 1998. "Equality of Opportunities: Cardinality-Based Criteria," Documentos de Trabajo - Lan Gaiak Departamento de Economía - Universidad Pública de Navarra, Departamento de Economía - Universidad Pública de Navarra 9818, Departamento de Economía - Universidad Pública de Navarra.

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