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Inequality of opportunity in the Russian Federation: Measurement and evaluation using micro-data

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  • Ibragimova, Zulfiya

    (Bashkir State University, Ufa, Russian Federation)

  • Frants, Marina

    (Ufa State Aviation Technical University)

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The study presents an assessment of the contribution of inequality of opportunities due to the education and professional status of an individual’s parents to the inequality of wages of men aged 26–60 years living in urban areas. For evaluation, a parametric approach was used, based on a comparison of actual inequality of achievements with inequality of counterfactual achievements. The analysis was performed separately for the three age cohorts to assess the contribution of inequality of opportunity to inequality of achievement in a time perspective. The study is based on data from the 20th wave of the Russian Monitoring of the Economic Situation and Public Health of the HSE.

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  • Ibragimova, Zulfiya & Frants, Marina, 2019. "Inequality of opportunity in the Russian Federation: Measurement and evaluation using micro-data," Applied Econometrics, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA), vol. 54, pages 5-25.
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    Keywords

    inequality of opportunity; inequality of individual achievement; factors-stress; factors-circumstances;
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    JEL classification:

    • D30 - Microeconomics - - Distribution - - - General
    • D63 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Equity, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement
    • O15 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Economic Development: Human Resources; Human Development; Income Distribution; Migration
    • O50 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - General

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