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Equity may refer to:

Finance, accounting and ownership[edit]

  • Equity (finance), ownership of assets that have liabilities attached to them
    • Stock, equity based on original contributions of cash or other value to a business
    • Home equity, the difference between the market value and unpaid mortgage balance on a home
    • Private equity, stock in a privately held company
    • The equity method of accounting for large investment interests

Business, justice and law[edit]

  • Equity (law), in common law jurisdictions
  • Equity (economics), the study of fairness in economics
  • Educational equity, the study and achievement of population-proportionate group inclusion and credentialing 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 the hiring of disenfranchised minorities
  • Health equity, fairness and justice in health and healthcare

Education and social sciences[edit]

Companies and organizations[edit]

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




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