The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

2018 Edition
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  • Allan M. Feldman
Reference work entry


Depending on the user’s inclinations, ‘equity’ can mean almost anything; this user will adopt a meaning which has been followed by economists and other social scientists since the late 1960s (see particularly Foley 1967), a meaning close to equality or fairness.

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