How to Equalize Opportunities
John Roemer
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How to Equalize Opportunities

A policymaker wishes to choose a policy, from a set of possible policies, that will equalize opportunities among a group of individuals for the acquisition of some desirable outcome; for example, wage-earning capacity or life expectancy.


Precisely what does it mean to equalize the opportunities that individuals in this group face for acquisition of the objective in question?