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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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    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;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Economics, Finance and Accounting
    Item ID: 2491
    Depositing User: Donal O'Neill
    Date Deposited: 01 Apr 2011 09:24
    Journal or Publication Title: Oxford Economic Papers
    Publisher: Oxford University Press
    Refereed: Yes
      Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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