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The price of education and inequality

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  • Nakajima, Tetsuya
  • Nakamura, Hideki

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Constructing a simple model that includes the price of education, this paper shows that the educational expenditure of rich households could prevent poor households from escaping poverty. The paper offers an explanation for persistent inequality.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 105 (2009)
Issue (Month): 2 (November)
Pages: 183-185

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:105:y:2009:i:2:p:183-185

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Keywords: Education Inequality Trickle-down;

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  1. Nakajima, Tetsuya, 2013. "Industrial Development, Polarisation, and Fiscal Policy in an Underemployment Economy," MPRA Paper 54908, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  2. Nakamura, Hideki, 2012. "Why does scholastic achievement differ across prefectures in Japan?," Journal of Asian Economics, Elsevier, vol. 23(1), pages 99-106.
  3. Wei-Bin Zhang, 2013. "Income and Wealth Distribution with Physical and Human Capital Accumulation: Extending the Uzawa-Lucas Model to a Heterogeneous Households Economy," Latin American Journal of Economics-formerly Cuadernos de Economía, Instituto de Economía. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile., vol. 50(2), pages 257-287, November.
  4. Hideki Nakamura, 2013. "Wages of regular and irregular workers, the price of education, and income inequality," Journal of Economic Inequality, Springer, vol. 11(4), pages 517-533, December.
  5. Nakajima, Tetsuya & Nakamura, Hideki, 2012. "How Do Elementary And Higher Education Affect Human Capital Accumulation And Inequality? A Note," Macroeconomic Dynamics, Cambridge University Press, vol. 16(01), pages 151-158, February.
  6. Wei-Bin Zhang, 2013. "A Synthesis Of The Uzawa-Lucas Model With The Walrasian-General-Equilibrium And Neoclassical-Growth Theories," Economic Annals, Faculty of Economics, University of Belgrade, vol. 58(199), pages 7-38, October -.
  7. Franciscos Koutentakis, 2012. "Public Education and Democracy in a Simple Model of Persistent Inequality," Working Papers 1204, University of Crete, Department of Economics.

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