Chapter 5 Equality of Opportunity and Redistribution in Europe

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 – We systematically compare two approaches used to identify the extent of EOp. Our results reveal that both methods yield rather robust country rankings for various circumstance sets. Furthermore, the impact of tax-benefit policies on EOp is rarely addressed in the existing literature. We contribute by focusing on effective redistribution directly related to different income concepts.

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Citation

Dunnzlaff, L., Neumann, D., Niehues, J. and Peichl, A. (2011), "Chapter 5 Equality of Opportunity and Redistribution in Europe", Gabriel Rodríguez, J. (Ed.) Inequality of Opportunity: Theory and Measurement (Research on Economic Inequality, Vol. 19), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 99-129. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1049-2585(2011)0000019008

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