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Public Education and Democracy in a Simple Model of Persistent Inequality


  • Franciscos Koutentakis

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  • Franciscos Koutentakis, 2012. "Public Education and Democracy in a Simple Model of Persistent Inequality," Working Papers 1204, University of Crete, Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:crt:wpaper:1204

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    1. Nakamura, Hideki, 2015. "Which education policies can prevent the collapse of the middle-income group?," Japan and the World Economy, Elsevier, vol. 36(C), pages 1-10.

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    Public education; persistent inequality; democracy;

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    • H4 - Public Economics - - Publicly Provided Goods

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