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    Post-Communist countries are facing lower inequality of opportunity than the United States, a report issued by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) said.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Post-Communist countries are facing lower inequality of opportunity than the United States, a report issued by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) said.

    "Inequality of opportunity in the EBRD region in terms of education, jobs and income remains higher than in western Europe, but is lower than in Brazil, India and the United States of America," the report said.

    The report named social background and gender as the key factors for inequality of opportunity in the post-Communist countries.

    "The relative contributions that specific circumstances such as gender or place of birth make to overall inequality of opportunity also vary greatly across regions and countries," EBRD highlighted.

    The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development was established in 1991. The EBRD's shareholders are 64 countries, the European Union and the European Investment Bank. The bank operates in more than 30 countries from Central and Eastern Europe to Central Asia, as well as in the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean.

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