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Title Measuring inequality of opportunities in Latin America and the Caribbean / Ricardo Paes de Barros [and others]
Published Washington DC : World Bank ; Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, [2009]
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Description 1 online resource (xxiii, 195 pages) : illustrations
Series Latin American development forum series
Latin American development forum.
Contents Inequality of opportunity : what it is, how it can be measured, and why it matters -- A human opportunity index for children -- Uses and policy applications of the human opportunity index -- Inequality of economic opportunity in seven Latin American countries -- Inequality of opportunity in educational achievement in five Latin American countries
Summary Equality of opportunity is about leveling the playing field so that circumstances such as gender, ethnicity, place of birth, or family background do not influence a person's life chances. Success in life should depend on people's choices, effort and talents, not to their circumstances at birth. Measuring Inequality of Opportunities in Latin America and the Caribbean introduces new methods for measuring inequality of opportunities and makes an assessment of its evolution in Latin America over a decade. An innovative Human Opportunity Index and other parametric and non-parametric techniques are p
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Subject Children -- Government policy -- Caribbean Area.
Children -- Government policy -- Latin America.
Equality -- Caribbean Area.
Equality -- Latin America.
Caribbean Area -- Economic conditions -- 1945-
Caribbean Area -- Social conditions -- 1945-
Latin America -- Economic conditions -- 1982-
Latin America -- Social conditions -- 1982-
Form Electronic book
Author Barros, Ricardo Paes de, 1954-
World Bank.
ISBN 0821377450
0821377469 (electronic bk.)
9780821377468 (electronic bk.)