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Equality of Opportunity

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$38.00 • £30.95 • €34.00

ISBN 9780674004221

Publication Date: 10/16/2000

Short

128 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

7 line illustrations

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Roemer’s combination of the techniques of economics and philosophy throws down a challenge to those in both disciplines. He believes he has sorted out equal opportunity, to leave us only with questions of personal responsibility and efficiency. A dash of political science may rein in what we can make of his account, but Equality of Opportunity is a very important work of metaphysical welfare economics.—Keith Dowding, The Times Higher Education Supplement

Articulates a level-playing-field view of equal opportunity. Proposes that the equal-opportunity policy must equalize, in an average sense, the educational achievements of all types of people but not equalize the achievements within types, which differ according to effort.Journal of Economic Literature

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