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Educação, Crescimento Econômico E Distribuição De Renda: Por Que A Elite Se Apropria Do Conhecimento?


  • Bernardo E. Lins
  • Joaquim P. Andrade


The paper reviews some relations between economic growth and the level of education attained by the individuals. It is shown that, whenever the consumptiondecisions are affected by a preference for education, a concept described by introducing knowledge in the utility function, the decisions of the consumers are affected when the provision of capital and skills differ. Individual choices are, therefore, affected by pressure mechanisms applied over the decisions of the social planner, and richer people are able to extend their privileges by having preferred access to education.

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  • Bernardo E. Lins & Joaquim P. Andrade, 2005. "Educação, Crescimento Econômico E Distribuição De Renda: Por Que A Elite Se Apropria Do Conhecimento?," Anais do XXXIII Encontro Nacional de Economia [Proceedings of the 33rd Brazilian Economics Meeting] 058, ANPEC - Associação Nacional dos Centros de Pós-Graduação em Economia [Brazilian Association of Graduate Programs in Economics].
  • Handle: RePEc:anp:en2005:058

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    • O11 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development
    • O15 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Economic Development: Human Resources; Human Development; Income Distribution; Migration

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