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dc.contributor.authorMolinas Vega, Jose R.
dc.contributor.authorFerreira, Francisco H. G.
dc.contributor.authorSaavedra Chanduvi, Jaime
dc.contributor.authorPaes de Barros, Ricardo
dc.date.accessioned2019-09-25T11:03:46Z
dc.date.available2019-09-25T11:03:46Z
dc.date.created2013-10-24 15:06
dc.date.issued2009
dc.identifieroai:openknowledge.worldbank.org:10986/2580
dc.identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10986/2580
dc.identifier978-0-8213-7745-1
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12424/244135
dc.description.abstractOver the past decade, faster growth and smarter social policy have reversed the trend in Latin America's poverty. Too slowly and insufficiently, but undeniably, the percentage of Latinos who are poor has at long last begun to fall. This has shifted the political and policy debates from poverty toward inequality, something to be expected in a region that exhibits the world's most regressive distribution of development outcomes such as income, land ownership, and educational achievement. This book is a breakthrough in the measurement of human opportunity. It builds sophisticated formulas to answer a rather simple question: how much influence do personal circumstances have on the access that children get to the basic services that are necessary for a productive life? Needless to say, producing a methodology to measure human opportunity, and applying it across countries in one region, is just a first step. On the one hand, technical discussions and scientific vetting will continue, and refinements will surely follow. On the other, applying the new tool to a single country will allow for adjustments that make the findings much more useful to its policy realities. And fascinating comparative lessons could be learned by measuring human opportunity in developed countries across, say, the states of the United States or the nations of Europe. But the main message this book delivers remains a powerful one: it is possible to make equity a central purpose, if not the very definition, of development. That is, perhaps, it's most important contribution.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherWorld Bank
dc.rightshttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
dc.subjectDISTRIBUTION OF OUTCOMES
dc.subjectAVERAGE CHANGE
dc.subjectUNIVERSAL ACCESS
dc.subjectSOCIAL RESEARCH
dc.subjectINCOME REDISTRIBUTION
dc.subjectRESIDUAL INEQUALITY
dc.subjectEDUCATED MOTHERS
dc.subjectPROGRAMS
dc.subjectCHANGES IN INEQUALITY
dc.subjectINEQUALITY DECOMPOSITION
dc.subjectGOVERNMENT POLICIES
dc.subjectLANGUAGE BARRIERS
dc.subjectPOLITICAL SCIENTISTS
dc.subjectPUBLIC POLICY
dc.subjectINCOME INEQUALITY
dc.subjectEDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
dc.subjectPRIMARY SCHOOL
dc.subjectDEVELOPMENT OUTCOMES
dc.subjectLITERACY
dc.subjectEMPIRICAL ANALYSIS
dc.subjectRIGHT
dc.subjectINEQUALITY TRAPS
dc.subjectNATIONAL LEVEL
dc.subjectRURAL AREAS
dc.subjectINFANT
dc.subjectPRINCIPLE OF EQUALITY
dc.subjectDISCRIMINATION
dc.subjectINEQUALITIES
dc.subjectADOLESCENTS
dc.subjectINEQUALITY OF INCOME
dc.subjectREDUCING INEQUALITY
dc.subjectPOOR CHILDREN
dc.subjectPRIVATE SECTOR
dc.subjectJUDGE
dc.subjectGENDER
dc.subjectHOUSEHOLD SURVEY
dc.subjectMOTHER
dc.subjectCITIZENS
dc.subjectHEALTH OUTCOMES
dc.subjectLABOR MARKETS
dc.subjectSECONDARY EDUCATION
dc.subjectRELATIVE INCOME
dc.subjectINCOMES
dc.subjectABSTINENCE
dc.subjectSOCIAL POLICIES
dc.subjectRURAL DIVIDE
dc.subjectPOVERTY REDUCTION
dc.subjectINDIGENOUS PEOPLE
dc.subjectINFANT MORTALITY
dc.subjectCOMPUTER ACCESS
dc.subjectETHNIC MINORITIES
dc.subjectVULNERABILITY
dc.subjectECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY
dc.subjectHUMAN DEVELOPMENT
dc.subjectUNION
dc.subjectRURAL
dc.subjectLEGAL STATUS
dc.subjectDISSEMINATION
dc.subjectPROGRESS
dc.subjectTOTAL INEQUALITY
dc.subjectPRIVACY
dc.subjectASSESSMENT OF INEQUALITY
dc.subjectNUTRITION
dc.subjectSANITATION
dc.subjectDATA SETS
dc.subjectMEASURE OF INEQUALITY
dc.subjectJOB CREATION
dc.subjectRESIDUAL COMPONENT
dc.subjectSECONDARY SCHOOLING
dc.subjectENROLLMENT
dc.subjectSERVICES FOR CHILDREN
dc.subjectSOCIAL SERVICE
dc.subjectSINGLE-PARENT HOUSEHOLD
dc.subjectOVERALL INEQUALITY
dc.subjectEDUCATION LEVELS
dc.subjectPOLICY MAKERS
dc.subjectPOLITICAL ECONOMY
dc.subjectSOCIOECONOMIC STATUS
dc.subjectDISADVANTAGED GROUP
dc.subjectANTIDISCRIMINATION
dc.subjectCONFLICT
dc.subjectINTERGENERATIONAL TRANSMISSION
dc.subjectINEQUALITY OF OPPORTUNITIES
dc.subjectHOUSES
dc.subjectMILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS
dc.subjectWIDOW
dc.subjectLIFE EXPECTANCY
dc.subjectEDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY
dc.subjectEQUALITY OF OPPORTUNITY
dc.subjectBASIC EDUCATION
dc.subjectSOCIOECONOMIC BACKGROUND
dc.subjectECONOMIC STUDIES
dc.subjectEXPLAINING INEQUALITY
dc.subjectMILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOAL
dc.subjectHIGH INCOME INEQUALITY
dc.subjectPURCHASING POWER
dc.subjectUNEQUAL OUTCOMES
dc.subjectINEQUALITY OF OPPORTUNITY
dc.subjectINCOME GROUPS
dc.subjectEDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES
dc.subjectLIVE BIRTHS
dc.subjectPRIVATIZATION
dc.subjectPURCHASING POWER PARITY
dc.subjectURBAN AREAS
dc.subjectGDP
dc.subjectPUBLIC SERVICES
dc.subjectACCESS TO EDUCATION
dc.subjectINCOME DISTRIBUTION
dc.subjectEARNINGS INEQUALITY
dc.subjectETHNIC MINORITY
dc.subjectHOUSEHOLD CONSUMPTION PER CAPITA
dc.subjectEQUALITY OF OPPORTUNITIES
dc.subjectINFANT MORTALITY RATE
dc.subjectSERVICE DELIVERY
dc.subjectLOW INCOME
dc.subjectSOCIOECONOMIC PROGRESS
dc.subjectPOLICY MAKING
dc.subjectPOSITIVE CORRELATION
dc.subjectLAND OWNERSHIP
dc.subjectHOUSEHOLD PER CAPITA INCOME
dc.subjectHOUSEHOLDS
dc.subjectLAWS
dc.subjectINEQUALITY
dc.subjectREDUCING POVERTY
dc.subjectSAFE WATER
dc.subjectRUNNING WATER
dc.subjectSOCIAL WELFARE
dc.subjectINDIVIDUAL FREEDOM
dc.subjectPOLITICAL RIGHT
dc.subjectDEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS
dc.subjectAGRICULTURAL WORKERS
dc.subjectMEAN LOG DEVIATION
dc.subjectHOME
dc.subjectEARNINGS
dc.subjectPREGNANCY
dc.subjectSCHOOL ATTENDANCE
dc.subjectSOCIAL CONDITIONS
dc.subjectINEQUALITY OF TREATMENT
dc.subjectPOVERTY ANALYSIS
dc.subjectEQUAL OPPORTUNITY
dc.subjectYOUNG PEOPLE
dc.subjectCAPITAL MARKETS
dc.subjectDISTRIBUTIONS OF INCOME
dc.subjectEQUITABLE ACCESS
dc.subjectNATURAL RESOURCES
dc.subjectSIMULATIONS
dc.subjectPOOR
dc.subjectHOUSEHOLD CONSUMPTION
dc.subjectLEVEL OF EDUCATION
dc.subjectRACE
dc.subjectVILLAGE
dc.subjectINEQUALITY TRAP
dc.subjectINTERVENTIONS
dc.subjectJUSTICE
dc.subjectGLOBAL CONSENSUS
dc.subjectINEQUITY
dc.subjectAVERAGE GROWTH
dc.subjectECONOMIC INEQUALITY
dc.subjectINVESTMENT CLIMATE
dc.subjectGOVERNMENT POLICY
dc.subjectEQUAL DISTRIBUTION
dc.subjectLIBERTY
dc.subjectPRIMARY EDUCATION
dc.subjectLABOR MARKET
dc.subjectINTERGENERATIONAL MOBILITY
dc.subjectDEVELOPMENT BANK
dc.subjectFARMER
dc.subjectSOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
dc.subjectCALORIC INTAKE
dc.subjectOUTCOME DATA
dc.subjectSOCIAL POLICY
dc.subjectGINI COEFFICIENT
dc.subjectSOCIAL SECURITY
dc.subjectINCOME DIFFERENCES
dc.subjectHOUSEHOLD SURVEY DATA
dc.subjectPOLICY DESIGN
dc.subjectDEVELOPED COUNTRIES
dc.subjectECONOMIC SUCCESS
dc.subjectRURAL DEVELOPMENT
dc.subjectHOUSEHOLD SURVEYS
dc.subjectINEQUITIES
dc.subjectIMMUNIZATION
dc.subjectWILL
dc.subjectMEAN CONSUMPTION
dc.subjectSEX
dc.subjectINEQUALITY REDUCTION
dc.subjectLEVELS OF INEQUALITY
dc.subjectHUMAN DEVELOPMENT INDEX
dc.subjectREDISTRIBUTIVE POLICIES
dc.subjectFISCAL POLICY
dc.subjectPUBLIC POLICIES
dc.subjectPROPERTY RIGHTS
dc.subjectPER CAPITA CONSUMPTION
dc.subjectTERTIARY EDUCATION
dc.subjectCONSUMPTION INEQUALITY
dc.subjectUNEQUAL OPPORTUNITIES
dc.subjectSOCIAL CONFLICT
dc.subjectFORMAL EDUCATION
dc.subjectNATIONAL COUNCIL
dc.subjectSOCIAL CAPITAL
dc.subjectFAMILY RESOURCES
dc.subjectECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED GROUPS
dc.subjectRELATIVE IMPORTANCE
dc.subjectSOCIAL EQUALITY
dc.subjectEQUAL ACCESS
dc.subjectMACROECONOMICS
dc.subjectACCESS TO FINANCE
dc.subjectHOUSEHOLD INCOME
dc.subjectINTERNATIONAL BANK
dc.subjectINEQUITABLE DISTRIBUTION
dc.subjectPOSITIVE VALUE
dc.subjectREMITTANCES
dc.subjectMEASURING INEQUALITY
dc.subjectBASIC INFRASTRUCTURE
dc.subjectCLEAN WATER
dc.titleMeasuring Inequality of Opportunities in Latin America and the Caribbean
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