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    This Paper examines the education literature through the lens of sorting. It argues that how individuals sort across neighborhoods, schools and households (spouses), can have important consequences for the acquisition of human capital and inequality. It discusses the implications of different education finance systems for sorting and analyses the efficiency and welfare properties of these in static and dynamic frameworks.

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    Paper provided by C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers in its series CEPR Discussion Papers with number 3020.

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    Date of creation: Oct 2001
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    Keywords: education; human capital; inequality; sorting;

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