Daniel Weishaar

Lower and upper bound estimates of inequality of opportunity for emerging economies

Authors: Paul Hufe, Andreas Peichl, Daniel Weishaar,
Issue: 2022

This paper demonstrates that internationally-accepted measures used to assess equality of opportunity tend to underestimate the level of inequality in emerging economies. The authors studied countries where longitudinal panel studies were available; comparing their results with others obtained through standard measures using official data. This allowed a comparison of income and consumption data for 12 … Read more