Layers of inequality: Unequal opportunities and skin colour in Mexico
Roberto Vélez-Grajales and
Authors registered in the RePEc Author Service: Roberto Velez Grajales
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We document the contribution of skin colour toward quantifying inequality of opportunity over a proxy indicator of wealth. Our Ferreira-Gignoux estimates of inequality of opportunity as a share of total wealth inequality show that once parental wealth is included as a circumstance variable, the share of inequality of opportunity rises above 40 per cent, overall and for every age cohort. By contrast, the contribution of skin tone to total inequality of opportunity remains minor throughout.
Keywords: Inequality of opportunity; wealth index; ethnicity; Mexico. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D30 D31 J15 O15 O54 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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