Economic Gains from Publicly Provided Education in Germany
AbstractThe aim of this paper is to estimate income advantages arising from publicly provided education and to analyse their impact on the income distribution in Germany. Using representative micro-data from the SOEP and considering regional and education-specific variation, from a cross-sectional perspective the overall result is the expected levelling effect. When estimating the effects of accumulated educational transfers over the life course within a regression framework, however, and controlling for selectivity of households with children as potential beneficiaries of educational transfers, we find evidence that social inequalities are increasing from an intergenerational perspective, reinforced in particular by public transfers for non-compulsory education, thus negating any social equalisation effects achieved within the compulsory education framework.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by DIW Berlin, The German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) in its series SOEPpapers on Multidisciplinary Panel Data Research with number 28.
Length: 38 p.
Date of creation: 2007
Date of revision:
Publication status: Published in: Journal of Income Distribution 19 (2010) No.3-4, 17-40
Education; Public Transfers; Income Distribution; Economic Wellbeing; SOEP;
Other versions of this item:
- Frick, Joachim R. & Grabka, Markus M. & Groh-Samberg, Olaf, 2007. "Economic Gains from Publicly Provided Education in Germany," IZA Discussion Papers 2911, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
- Joachim R. Frick & Markus M. Grabka & Olaf Groh-Samberg, 2007. "Economic Gains from Publicly Provided Education in Germany," Discussion Papers of DIW Berlin 709, DIW Berlin, German Institute for Economic Research.
- I38 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare and Poverty - - - Government Programs; Provision and Effects of Welfare Programs
- I22 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Educational Finance
- D31 - Microeconomics - - Distribution - - - Personal Income and Wealth Distribution
- I32 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare and Poverty - - - Measurement and Analysis of Poverty
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2008-01-05 (All new papers)
- NEP-EDU-2008-01-05 (Education)
- NEP-EEC-2008-01-05 (European Economics)
- NEP-HRM-2008-01-05 (Human Capital & Human Resource Management)
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