Generalized Gini Indices of Equality of Opportunity
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- Weymark, J.A. The Journal of Economic Inequality (2003) 1: 5. doi:10.1023/A:1023923807503
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This article considers the ranking of profiles of opportunity sets on the basis of their equality. A version of the Pigou–Dalton transfer principle that is appropriate for the measurement of opportunity inequality is introduced and used to axiomatize the class of generalized Gini equality of opportunity orderings. A characterization of the class of generalized Gini social preference orderings for opportunity profiles is also provided.