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Robust cross-country analysis of inequality of opportunity

Francesco Andreoli () and Alessio Fusco ()

No 492, Working Papers from ECINEQ, Society for the Study of Economic Inequality

Abstract: International rankings of countries based on inequality of opportunity indices may not be robust vis-à-vis the specific metric adopted to measure opportunities. Indices often aggregate relevant information and neglect to control for normatively irrelevant distributional factors. This paper shows that gap curves can be estimated from crosssectional data and adopted to test hypotheses about robust cross-country comparisons of (in)equality of opportunity.

Keywords: Inequality of opportunity; EU-SILC; gap curves. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D63 J62 C14 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 26 pages
Date: 2019-03
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