Equality of opportunity: A progress report

  title={Equality of opportunity: A progress report},
  author={John E. Roemer},
  journal={Social Choice and Welfare},
  • J. Roemer
  • Published 10 April 2002
  • Economics
  • Social Choice and Welfare
Probably the most universally supported conception of justice in advanced societies is that of equal opportunity. What does this mean, and how can it be formalized? The first treatment of this problem in social choice theory involved interpreting equality of opportunity as equality of opportunity sets, that is, rendering the sets of choices available to di¤erent individuals the same. In my view, this literature was too abstract – it failed to take su‰cient cues from popular and long-standing… 
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