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Educational Expansion and Schooling Inequality: International Evidence and Some Implications

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Fairly recent data for about one hundred countries indicate that as the average level of schooling increases, educational inequality first increases and, after reaching a peak, starts declining in later phases of educational expansion. The turning point occurs when average schooling is about seven years. The observed empirical generalization, which seems quite robust, appears to have important implications for educational and distributional policies and for research on the linkage between education and income inequality. Copyright 1990 by MIT Press.

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  • Ram, Rati, 1990. "Educational Expansion and Schooling Inequality: International Evidence and Some Implications," The Review of Economics and Statistics, MIT Press, vol. 72(2), pages 266-274, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:tpr:restat:v:72:y:1990:i:2:p:266-74
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