Do schooling years improve the earning capacity of lower income groups?
AbstractThe paper analyses the relationship between the popular Barro and Lee (2001) 'average years of schooling' with income inequality, wage inequality, and income deciles and income percentiles for the sample of developed and developing countries. The results suggest that countries where students complete higher numbers of years of schooling on average also perform better on relative incomes meaning that increase in average income comes from improvements in the earning capacity of the lower income groups or unskilled labour. The paper also finds that an educated population means that there is redistribution of income from the rich to the poor creating thriving middle class.
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education; income inequality wage inequality; earning capacity; lower income groups; schooling years; income redistribution; educated population.;
Other versions of this item:
- Mamoon, Dawood, 2011. "Do Schooling Years Improve the Earning Capacity of Lower Income Groups?," MPRA Paper 30511, University Library of Munich, Germany.
- D31 - Microeconomics - - Distribution - - - Personal Income and Wealth Distribution
- D33 - Microeconomics - - Distribution - - - Factor Income Distribution
- A2 - General Economics and Teaching - - Economic Education and Teaching of Economics
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