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Chapter 4 Measuring Inequality in Life Chances with Ordinal Variables

Inequality of Opportunity: Theory and Measurement

ISBN: 978-1-78052-034-6, eISBN: 978-1-78052-035-3

ISSN: 1049-2585

Publication date: 26 October 2011

Abstract

Originality – Besides extending the indices suggested by Reardon to the study of inequality of life chances, we propose, to analyze this issue, two additional sets of indices based on the notion of distributional dissimilarity.

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Silber, J. and Yalonetzky, G. (2011), "Chapter 4 Measuring Inequality in Life Chances with Ordinal Variables", Gabriel Rodríguez, J. (Ed.) Inequality of Opportunity: Theory and Measurement (Research on Economic Inequality, Vol. 19), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 77-98. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1049-2585(2011)0000019007

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