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To Be or to Have Been Lucky, That is the Question

Version 1 : Received: 16 December 2020 / Approved: 17 December 2020 / Online: 17 December 2020 (11:23:32 CET)
Version 2 : Received: 27 December 2020 / Approved: 28 December 2020 / Online: 28 December 2020 (15:31:31 CET)
Version 3 : Received: 19 February 2021 / Approved: 23 February 2021 / Online: 23 February 2021 (15:26:35 CET)
Version 4 : Received: 21 April 2021 / Approved: 22 April 2021 / Online: 22 April 2021 (21:14:09 CEST)

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Lesage, A.; Victor, J.-M. To Be or to Have Been Lucky, That Is the Question. Philosophies 2021, 6, 57. https://doi.org/10.3390/ philosophies6030057 Lesage, A.; Victor, J.-M. To Be or to Have Been Lucky, That Is the Question. Philosophies 2021, 6, 57. https://doi.org/10.3390/ philosophies6030057

Journal reference: Philosophies 2021, 6, 57
DOI: 10.3390/philosophies6030057

Abstract

Is it possible to measure the dispersion of ex-ante chances (i.e. chances “before the event”) among people, be it gambling, health, or social opportunities? We explore this question and provide some tools, including a statistical test, to evidence the actual dispersion of ex-ante chances in various areas with a focus on chronic diseases.

Keywords

ex-ante chances; dispersion of chances; chronic diseases; gambling; statistical test; twin studies

Subject

LIFE SCIENCES, Other

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Received: 28 December 2020
Commenter: Jean Marc Victor
Commenter's Conflict of Interests: Author
Comment: this is an extended version of our previous submission, with figures and extended discussions.
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