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A cross-country study on income distribution and school enrolment

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  • Jinyoung Hwang
  • Kun-Oh Jung

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This study examines whether income distribution affects school enrolment at primary, secondary and tertiary levels. Using cross-national evidence, it is found that a country's income inequality is positively and significantly associated with primary school enrolments. However, there is a negative association between income inequality and enrolment at both secondary and tertiary levels, even after controlling for some explanatory variables.

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  • Jinyoung Hwang & Kun-Oh Jung, 2006. "A cross-country study on income distribution and school enrolment," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 13(11), pages 723-726.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:apeclt:v:13:y:2006:i:11:p:723-726
    DOI: 10.1080/13504850500402013
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    1. Annika C. Froehlich, 2016. "Does the curricular structure affect doctoral enrolment?," Journal of Business Economics, Springer, vol. 86(9), pages 1067-1089, December.

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