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"Inequity" redirects here. For absence of equality, see Inequality.

Equity may refer to:

Finance, accounting and ownership[edit]

  • Equity (finance), the value of an ownership interest in property, including shareholders' equity, in a business. Equity or shareholders' equity is part of the total capital of a business.
    • Stock, the generic term for common equity securities is 'stocks'
    • Home equity, the difference between the market value and unpaid mortgage balance on a home
    • Private equity, stock in a privately held company
    • Equity in income of affiliates, an accounting term referring to the consolidated or unconsolidated ownership in affiliate companies

Business and Law[edit]

  • Equity (law), a branch of jurisprudence in common law jurisdictions.
  • Equity (economics), the study of fairness in economics
  • Educational equity, the study and achievement of fairness in education
  • Intergenerational equity, equality and fairness in relationships between people in different generations (including those yet to be born).
  • Equity theory, on the relations and perceptions of fairness in distributions of resources within social and professional situations.
  • Employment equity (Canada), policy requiring or encouraging preferential treatment in employment practices for certain designated groups
  • Health equity, fairness and justice in health and healthcare

Companies and organizations[edit]

The word equity is also used in the names of the following companies and organizations:




See also[edit]