Carmen Herrero

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amse seminar

Carmen Herrero

Universidad de Alicante
Opportunity bias
Co-écrit avec
Antonio Villar

IBD Amphi

Îlot Bernard du Bois - Amphithéâtre

5-9 boulevard Maurice Bourdet
13001 Marseille

Lundi 29 janvier 2018| 14:30 - 16:00

Timothée Demont : timothee.demont[at]
Roberta Ziparo : rziparo[at]


This paper presents an alternative way of assessing equality of opportunity, called opportunity bias, and compares it with the standard approach. We consider that society is partitioned in a collection of types, consisting of population subgroups that gather people with similar circumstances. Opportunity bias refers to the differences between the outcomes distributions of the different types. We compare those distributions with a method that is valid for evaluation problems involving categorical variables (the balanced worth). An application to the analysis of equality of opportunity in educational achievements, according to PISA, is provided in order to illustrate this approach.

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