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Investment in education: do economic volatility and credit constraints matter?

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  • Flug, Karnit
  • Spilimbergo, Antonio
  • Wachtenheim, Erik

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The focus of this paper is the link between income volatility and the accumulation of human capital in the presence of credit constraints. Also, the effect of income inequality on the accumulation of human capital within the same framework is studied.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Development Economics.

Volume (Year): 55 (1998)
Issue (Month): 2 (April)
Pages: 465-481

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Handle: RePEc:eee:deveco:v:55:y:1998:i:2:p:465-481

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