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Chapter 9 Inequality of Opportunity in the United States: Trends and Decomposition

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 modify the parametric specification by considering cross-effects between circumstances. We estimate the degree of correlation between effort and circumstances for long time series. We decompose total inequality according to a three-level hierarchical model.

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Marrero, G.A. and Rodríguez, J.G. (2011), "Chapter 9 Inequality of Opportunity in the United States: Trends and Decomposition", Gabriel Rodríguez, J. (Ed.) Inequality of Opportunity: Theory and Measurement (Research on Economic Inequality, Vol. 19), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 217-246. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1049-2585(2011)0000019012

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