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Justice, impartiality or fairness

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Equity may refer to:


Finance, accounting and ownership

  • 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

  • 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

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




  • Equity, Ohio, a community in the United States
  • In poker strategy, a player's expected share of the pot
  • Brand equity, in marketing, the value built up in a brand
  • Equity (film), a 2016 American film directed by Meera Menon
  • Equity, also known as Ehrhardt, a font designed by Matthew Butterick
  • Environmental equity, refers to the equal dispersion of risks associated with the environment, and is described as a culmination of intergenerational equity, social equity, geographic equity, and procedural equity.

See also

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