Decomposing equality of opportunity by income sources
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.
Volume (Year): 29 (2009)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
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