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Enseignement supérieur et durées de subvention individuelle implicite. Une analyse par microsimulation dynamique


  • Pierre Courtioux
  • Stéphane Gregoir
  • Dede Houeto


Based on a dynamic microsimulation model, we analyze the public investment in higher education with a fiscal equity perspective. Our results show that the difference between the level of taxes for tertiary degrees and the level of public subsidies for their initial training is an issue. We consider that the taxes paid by the former student are used to cover the cost of his/her initial training. Then, we estimate that the median of implicit subvention corresponds to 18% of the fiscal life cycle of an individual with a tertiary degree; there is an important heterogeneity across the types of diploma. Classification JEL : H52, J24, J11, C63

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  • Pierre Courtioux & Stéphane Gregoir & Dede Houeto, 2011. "Enseignement supérieur et durées de subvention individuelle implicite. Une analyse par microsimulation dynamique," Revue économique, Presses de Sciences-Po, vol. 62(5), pages 835-865.
  • Handle: RePEc:cai:recosp:reco_625_0835

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    1. Pierre Courtioux & Vincent Lignon, 2015. "Homogamie éducative et inégalités de revenu salarial : une perspective de cycle de vie," Économie et Statistique, Programme National Persée, vol. 481(1), pages 149-183.
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    JEL classification:

    • H52 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - Government Expenditures and Education
    • J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
    • J11 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Demographic Trends, Macroeconomic Effects, and Forecasts
    • C63 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - Computational Techniques


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