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Opportunity and Social Mobility

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This paper argues that both unequal opportunity and social mobility are necessary implications of an efficient societal arrangement when incentives must be provided. Copyright 2006, Wiley-Blackwell.

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  • Christopher Phelan, 2006. "Opportunity and Social Mobility," Review of Economic Studies, Oxford University Press, vol. 73(2), pages 487-504.
  • Handle: RePEc:oup:restud:v:73:y:2006:i:2:p:487-504
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