The implications of growth regressions
for equality of opportunity.
Oxford Economic Papers.
In this paper we consider the usefulness of alternative measures of convergence in an
equality of opportunity framework. In particular we use established results from the
public finance and mobility literature to show that a form of B-convergence is both a
necessary and sufficient condition for a reduction in inequality of opportunity for a
wide range of popular inequality measures. We illustrate our approach using regional
data from the United States, Japan, and Europe.
||growth regressions; equality of opportunity;
||Social Sciences > Economics
Prof. Donal O'Neill
||01 Apr 2011 09:24
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||Oxford Economic Papers
||Oxford University Press
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