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Decomposing equality of opportunity by income sources

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  • Giuseppe Pignataro

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An opportunity egalitarian view focus not only on equality of outcomes but essentially on the means or opportunities to realize such outcomes. In this paper we propose a methodology to decompose an opportunity egalitarian Atkinson index by income sources seeking for a measure of overall equality into an opportunity and a responsibility component.

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  • Giuseppe Pignataro, 2009. "Decomposing equality of opportunity by income sources," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 29(2), pages 702-711.
  • Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-09-00232
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    1. Palestini, Arsen & Pignataro, Giuseppe, 2016. "A graph-based approach to inequality assessment," Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, Elsevier, vol. 455(C), pages 65-78.

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    Keywords

    equality of opportunity; measurement; equivalent income; income sources; factor components;

    JEL classification:

    • D7 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making
    • I3 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty

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