Pursuing Equal Opportunities by Lesley A. Jacobs


Pursuing Equal Opportunities:The Theory and Practice of Egalitarian Justice by Lesley A. Jacobs

This book offers original contributions to the debate over the issue of equality of opportunity. Lesley Jacobs sets out a theory of equality of opportunity that presents equal opportunities as a normative device for the regulation of competition for scarce resources. He then considers the practical ways that courts, legislatures or public policy makers can address racial, class or gender injustices. Jacobs examines standardized tests, affirmative action, workfare, universal health-care, comparable worth, and the economic consequences of divorce in this context.

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