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Discrimination and Equality of Opportunity

J. Ignacio García-Pérez; Antonio Villar;
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  • Published: 23 Aug 2017
Abstract
This paper presents a measure of social discrimination based on the principle of equality of opportunity. According to this principle we only have to care about the inequality derived from people’s differential circumstances (and not about outcome differences due to people’s diverse degree of effort). We propose approaching the measurement of group discrimination as the “welfare loss” attributed to the inequality between social groups of similar characteristics. We also provide an empirical application to the analysis of gender discrimination in the European labour market. We estimate wage equations to breakdown wage gaps and to control for extra individual hete...
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free text keywords: Equality of opportunity, welfare losses, gender discrimination, wage equations., jel:D63, jel:J71
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publication . Preprint . Part of book or chapter of book . 2017

Discrimination and Equality of Opportunity

J. Ignacio García-Pérez; Antonio Villar;