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Chapter 6 Measuring Circumstances: Francs or Ranks, does it Matter?

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 – Our analysis emphasizes that the assessment of equality of opportunity and its evolution is very sensitive to the partition of circumstances used. Moreover, it stresses the complementarity between the discrete and the continuous approaches for measuring inequality of opportunity.

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Lefranc, A., Pistolesi, N. and Trannoy, A. (2011), "Chapter 6 Measuring Circumstances: Francs or Ranks, does it Matter?", Gabriel Rodríguez, J. (Ed.) Inequality of Opportunity: Theory and Measurement (Research on Economic Inequality, Vol. 19), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 131-156. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1049-2585(2011)0000019009

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