Fairness Criteria

A reference list of the observational criteria for fairness from Moritz’s slides. View the slides for intuition + pros/cons.


: features of an individual
: sensitive attribute (race, gender)
: classifier mapping and to some prediction
: actual outcome
Assume are binary 0/1 variables.


For all groups
Demographic parity:

Accuracy parity:

Positive rate parity

True positive parity (TPP):

False positive parity (FPP):

Positive rate parity/equalized odds:

Predictive value parity

Positive predictive value parity:

Negative predictive value parity:

Predictive value parity:
Positive + negative predictive value parity