Measuring educational inequalities:A method and an application to Albania
AbstractIn this paper, we investigate whether educational inequalities stem rather from differences between families or within families. In a poor economy, schooling is costly for parents and education is likely to be unequally distributed among siblings. Drawing on discrete ordered choice models, we present a simple method to estimate the between and within components of both the explained and unexplained variances of education. For our empirical analysis, we use the LSMS survey conducted in 2002 in Albania. We explain about 40% of the total variance and find that inequalities in education are mainly due to differences between families. Differences within family are lower and far less easily explained.
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Education; intra-household inequality; random effects ordered Probit models; siblings;
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- Nathalie Picard & François-Charles Wolff, 2010. "Measuring educational inequalities: a method and an application to Albania," Journal of Population Economics, Springer, vol. 23(3), pages 989-1023, June.
- D13 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - Household Production and Intrahouse Allocation
- I2 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education
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- NEP-EDU-2007-09-09 (Education)
- NEP-HRM-2007-09-09 (Human Capital & Human Resource Management)
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