Equality of opportunity in four measures of well-being
Gerszon Mahler, Daniel
Ramos Morilla, Xavier
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament d'Economia Aplicada

Publicació: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament d'Economia Aplicada 2018
Descripció: 41 p.
Resum: A growing literature has tried to measure the extent to which individuals have equal opportunities to acquire income. At the same time, policymakers have doubled down on efforts to go beyond income when designing policies to enhance well-being. We attempt to bridge these two areas by measuring the extent to which individuals have equal opportunities to achieve a high level of well-being. We use the German Socio-Economic Panel to measure well-being in four di erent ways including incomes. This makes it possible to determine if the way well-being is measured matters for identifying who the opportunity-deprived are and for tracking inequality of opportunity over time. We nd that, regardless of how well-being is measured, the same people are opportunity-deprived and equality of opportunity has improved over the past 10 years. This suggests that going beyond income has little relevance if the objective is to provide equal opportunitie.
Llengua: Anglès.
Col·lecció: Departament d'Economia Aplicada: Documents de treball
Col·lecció: Document de treball (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament d'Economia Aplicada) ; 18.03
Document: workingPaper
Matèria: Equality of opportunity ; Measurement ; Responsibility ; Effort ; Well-being

adreça alternativa: https://hdl.handle.net/2072/361255


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