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Education and Income Inequality in Turkey: Does Schooling Matter?

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  • Anil Duman

    (Central European University, Budapest, Hungary)

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    The paper examines the link between educational variables and income inequality in Turkey. First, I evaluate the impact of educational level, then I move on to assess educational inequality and finally I consider educational spending by public and private sectors. I argue that due to the limited public spending on primary and secondary education and growing private spending, the spread between socio-economic groups will not be decreased significantly.

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    Article provided by Institute of Public Finance in its journal Financial Theory and Practice.

    Volume (Year): 32 (2008)
    Issue (Month): 3 ()
    Pages: 369-385

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    Handle: RePEc:ipf:finteo:v:32:y:2008:i:3:p:369-385

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    Keywords: inequality of income; education; public spending;

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