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The implications of growth regressions for equality of opportunity

O'Neill, Donal (2008) The implications of growth regressions for equality of opportunity. Oxford Economic Papers. ISSN 0030-7653

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Abstract

In this paper we consider the usefulness of alternative measures of convergence in an equality of opportunity framework. In particular we use established results from the public finance and mobility literature to show that a form of B-convergence is both a necessary and sufficient condition for a reduction in inequality of opportunity for a wide range of popular inequality measures. We illustrate our approach using regional data from the United States, Japan, and Europe.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: growth regressions; equality of opportunity;
Subjects: Social Sciences > Economics, Finance & Accounting
Item ID: 2491
Depositing User: Prof. Donal O'Neill
Date Deposited: 01 Apr 2011 09:24
Journal or Publication Title: Oxford Economic Papers
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Refereed: Yes
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