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28. Juni 2017
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On fairness and why it matters: Evidence from the “Eastern Bloc”

Ein Vortrag von Sara Tonini (Cape Town) im Rahmen der Seminarreihe des AB Ökonomie am IOS. Sara Tonini is a PostDoc at the Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit, University of Cape Town and is interested in labour economics, cultural economics and development economics.
Datum: 28. Juni 2017 (Mittwoch!)
Zeit: 13.30 Uhr
Ort: WiOS, Landshuter Str. 4 (Raum 109)

This paper estimates inequality of opportunity in the transition region – the (ex) “Eastern Bloc” – in terms of individuals’ earnings, employment status, job’s quality and educational attainment. Inequality of opportunity, being ascribed to individuals’ circumstances at birth, is considered to be the unfair part of inequality. Using data from the 2016 Life in Transition Survey, we show that inequality of opportunity in the region is comparable to estimates for the Western countries and is strongly correlated with income inequality. Parental background is the key circumstance influencing inequality of opportunity, followed by gender and place of birth. As for its evolution, inequality of opportunity for tertiary education is higher among younger people (those who started school after the fall of the Berlin wall) than it is among older people. Importantly, high levels of inequality of opportunity are associated with lower levels of support for the market economy and democracy. This remains true even when income inequality is taken into account.