Title: Equality of opportunity versus equality of opportunity sets
Authors: Ooghe, Erwin ×
Schokkaert, Erik
Van de Gaer, Dirk #
Issue Date: Feb-2007
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
Series Title: Social Choice and Welfare vol:28 issue:2 pages:209-230
Abstract: We characterize two different approaches to the idea of equality of opportunity. Roemer's social ordering is motivated by a concern to compensate for the effects of certain (non-responsibility) factors on outcomes. Van de gaer's social ordering is concerned with the equalization of the opportunity sets to which people have access. We show how different invariance axioms open the possibility to go beyond the simple additive specification implied by both rules. This offers scope for a broader interpretation of responsibility-sensitive egalitarianism.
ISSN: 0176-1714
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Department of Economics, Leuven - miscellaneous
Research Center of Public Economics, Leuven
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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