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The Resource Uneven odds, unequal outcomes : inequality of opportunity in the Middle East and North Africa, Nandini Krishnan, Gabriel Lara Ibarra, Ambar Narayan, Sailesh Tiwari and Tara Vishwanath

Uneven odds, unequal outcomes : inequality of opportunity in the Middle East and North Africa, Nandini Krishnan, Gabriel Lara Ibarra, Ambar Narayan, Sailesh Tiwari and Tara Vishwanath

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Uneven odds, unequal outcomes : inequality of opportunity in the Middle East and North Africa
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Uneven odds, unequal outcomes
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inequality of opportunity in the Middle East and North Africa
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Nandini Krishnan, Gabriel Lara Ibarra, Ambar Narayan, Sailesh Tiwari and Tara Vishwanath
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eng
Summary
Perceptions of eroding living standards, low levels of life satisfaction, and pessimism about prospects for economic mobility are widespread in the Middle East and North Africa region today. Conventional measures of economic well-being offer little explanation for these trends; in most countries in the region, extreme poverty is low and declining and economic inequality is lower than in other parts of the world. "Uneven Odds, Unequal Outcomes: Inequality of Opportunity in the Middle East and North Africa" investigates possible reasons for this disconnect, focusing on the role played by inadequate and unequal access to opportunities leading to economic mobility. The inability of most countries in the region to meet the economic aspirations of citizens is closely linked to persistent weaknesses in the labor markets where the pace of job creation has been chronically below levels required to absorb the growing and increasingly better educated population. Opportunities and life paths can diverge early in life if access to basic services in health, education, and infrastructure are unequally distributed among children in their formative years, and this book documents sharp disparities in the quality of services available to children of varying birth circumstances in the region. Although the most intense debates in development coalesce around inequality of income or wealth, the notion of inequality of opportunity has an intuitive appeal that can bridge ideological differences. By drawing attention to the notion of equality of opportunity to create a level playing field for all sections of society, "Uneven Odds, Unequal Outcomes: Inequality of Opportunity in the Middle East and North Africa" highlights the need to critically examine the social contract and governance structures that guide the delivery of services and are instrumental for implementing necessary reforms to make labor markets more dynamic and equitable. --
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Krishnan, Nandini
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  • Lara Ibarra, Gabriel
  • Narayan, Ambar
  • Tiwari, Sailesh
  • Vishwanath, Tara
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  • Equality
  • Arab countries
  • Arab countries
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Uneven odds, unequal outcomes : inequality of opportunity in the Middle East and North Africa, Nandini Krishnan, Gabriel Lara Ibarra, Ambar Narayan, Sailesh Tiwari and Tara Vishwanath
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
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19048854
Dimensions
26 cm
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xxv,134 pages
Isbn
9781464807862
Lccn
2016013765
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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(OCoLC)979416101
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Uneven odds, unequal outcomes : inequality of opportunity in the Middle East and North Africa, Nandini Krishnan, Gabriel Lara Ibarra, Ambar Narayan, Sailesh Tiwari and Tara Vishwanath
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
19048854
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xxv,134 pages
Isbn
9781464807862
Lccn
2016013765
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)979416101

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