Empirical approaches to inequality of opportunity: Principles, measures, and evidence Empirical approaches to inequality of opportunity: Principles, measures, and evidence *

Xavier Ramos, Dirk Van De Gaer, Xavier Ramos, Dirk Van De Gaer, Erik Schokkaert, Kristof Bosmans, Jose Figueroa, Stephen Jenkins
2012 unpublished
We put together the different conceptual issues involved in measuring inequality of opportunity, discuss how these concepts have been translated into computable measures, and point out the problems and choices researchers face when implementing these measures. Our analysis identities and suggests several new possibilities to measure inequality of opportunity. The approaches are illustrated with a selective survey of the empirical literature on income inequality of opportunity. for useful
more » ... s and suggestions. We gratefully acknowledge comments received on preliminary versions presented at the ECINEQ conference (Catania, Italy) and seminars at
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