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Circumstances and Efforts: How important is their correlation for the measurement of inequality of opportunity in health?

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  • Trannoy, Alain
  • Tubeuf, Sandy
  • Jusot, Florence

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The way to treat the correlation between circumstances and effort is a central, yet largely neglected issue in the applied literature on inequality of opportunity. This paper adopts three alternative normative ways of treating this correlation championed by Roemer, Barry and Swift and assesses their empirical relevance using survey data. We combine regression analysis with the natural decomposition of the variance to compare the relative contributions of circumstances and efforts to overall health inequality according to the different normative principles. Our results suggest that, in practice, the normative principle on the way to treat the correlation between circumstances and effort makes little difference on the relative contributions of circumstances and efforts to explained health inequality.

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Paper provided by Paris Dauphine University in its series Economics Papers from University Paris Dauphine with number 123456789/5065.

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Date of creation: Dec 2013
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Publication status: Published in Health Economics, 2013, Vol. 22, no. 12. pp. 1470-1495.Length: 25 pages
Handle: RePEc:dau:papers:123456789/5065

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Keywords: equality of opportunity; variance decomposition; circumstances; effort; health; inequality decomposition;

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  1. Florence Jusot & Sabine Mage & Marta Menendez, 2014. "Inequality of Opportunity in Health in Indonesia," Working Papers, DIAL (Développement, Institutions et Mondialisation) DT/2014/06, DIAL (Développement, Institutions et Mondialisation).
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