Age-Specific Education Inequality, Education Mobility and Income Growth
AbstractWe construct a new dataset of inequality in educational attainment by age and sex at the global level. The comparison of education inequality measures across age groups allows us to assess the e ffect of inter-generational education attainment trends on economic growth. Our results indicate that countries which are able to reduce the inequality of educational attainment of young cohorts over time tend to have higher growth rates of income per capita. This e ffect is additional to that implied by the accumulation of human capital and implies that policies aiming at providing broad-based access to schooling have returns in terms of economic growth that go beyond those achieved by increasing average educational attainment.
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- I24 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Education and Inequality
- I25 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Education and Economic Development
- O50 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - General
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- NEP-ALL-2013-07-15 (All new papers)
- NEP-DEM-2013-07-15 (Demographic Economics)
- NEP-EDU-2013-07-15 (Education)
- NEP-HRM-2013-07-15 (Human Capital & Human Resource Management)
- NEP-PBE-2013-07-15 (Public Economics)
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