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Educational Distribution and Income Redistribution through Education in Japan

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  • Estelle James
  • Gail Benjamin
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    This paper investigates the variables that determine the distribution of education and the redistribution of income through public education. It also explores interactions between quantity, quality, and enrollment distributions in the public and private sectors. It presents empirical evidence from Japan, which has opted for limited government spending on secondary and university education, a high-quality, low-quantity public system and, therefore, only moderate redistribution through education. It calculates enrollment and tax shares by lifetime income distribution within cohorts, to eliminate life-cycle effects on current earnings. Finally, it compares previous findings for several state systems in the U.S.

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    Article provided by University of Wisconsin Press in its journal Journal of Human Resources.

    Volume (Year): 22 (1987)
    Issue (Month): 4 ()
    Pages: 469-489

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    Handle: RePEc:uwp:jhriss:v:22:y:1987:i:4:p:469-489

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    1. Tim Callan & Tim Smeeding & Panos Tsakloglou, 2008. "Short-run distributional effects of public education transfers to tertiary education students in seven European countries," Education Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 16(3), pages 275-288.
    2. Caner, Asena & Okten, Cagla, 2012. "Higher Education in Turkey: Subsidizing the Rich or the Poor?," IZA Discussion Papers 7011, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
    3. Christos Koutsampelas & Panos Tsakloglou, 2013. "The distribution of full income in Greece," International Journal of Social Economics, Emerald Group Publishing, vol. 40(4), pages 311-330, April.
    4. Frank Kupferschmidt & Berthold U. Wigger, 2006. "Öffentliche versus private Finanzierung der Hochschulbildung: Effizienz- und Verteilungsaspekte," Perspektiven der Wirtschaftspolitik, Verein für Socialpolitik, vol. 7(2), pages 285-307, 05.
    5. Christos Koutsampelas & Panos Tsakloglou, 2011. "Short-run distributional effects of public education in Greece," University of Cyprus Working Papers in Economics 12-2011, University of Cyprus Department of Economics.
    6. Panos Tsakloglou & Christos Koutsampelas, 2012. "The distribution of full income in Greece," DEOS Working Papers 1207, Athens University of Economics and Business.
    7. Alari Paulus & Holly Sutherland & Panos Tsakloglou, 2010. "The distributional impact of in-kind public benefits in European countries," Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 29(2), pages 243-266.
    8. Selden, Thomas M. & Wasylenko, Michael J., 1992. "Benefit incidence analysis in developing countries," Policy Research Working Paper Series 1015, The World Bank.
    9. Tim Callan & Tim Smeeding & Panos Tsakloglou, 2007. "Distributional Effects of Public Education Transfers in Seven European Countries," Papers WP207, Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI).

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