Robust Cross-Country Analysis of Inequality of Opportunity

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Andreoli Francesco

Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research (LISER)

Alessio Fusco

Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research (LISER)

Date Written: September 1, 2019

Abstract

International rankings of countries based on inequality of opportunity indices may not be robust vis-à-vis the specific metric adopted to measure opportunities. Indices often aggregate relevant information and neglect to control for normatively irrelevant distributional factors. This paper shows that gap curves can be estimated from cross-sectional data and adopted to test hypotheses about robust cross-country comparisons of (in)equality of opportunity.

Keywords: Inequality of opportunity; EU-SILC; Gap curves

JEL Classification: D63, J62, C14

Suggested Citation

Francesco, Andreoli and Fusco, Alessio, Robust Cross-Country Analysis of Inequality of Opportunity (September 1, 2019). Economics Letters, Vol. 182, No. septembre, 2019, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3410829

Andreoli Francesco

Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research (LISER) ( email )

11, Porte des Sciences
Campus Belval – Maison des Sciences Humaines
Esch-sur-Alzette, L-4366
Luxembourg

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Alessio Fusco (Contact Author)

Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research (LISER) ( email )

11, Porte des Sciences
Esch-sur-Alzette, L-4366
Luxembourg

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