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La cohésion sociale : un effet externe de l'investissement éducatif ?


  • KLEIN Carlo


Nous proposons de considérer la notion de cohésion sociale comme une forme d?externalité positive engendrée par l?investissement éducatif. Nos résultats empiriques montrent qu?il existe une corrélation positive entre les variables représentant les différentes dimensions de la cohésion sociale et les niveaux de formation individuels. Ainsi, nous suggérons qu?une amélioration générale du niveau de formation dans un pays devrait en même temps améliorer la cohésion sociale, mais l?importance de cet effet dépend du type de pays considéré.

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  • KLEIN Carlo, 2012. "La cohésion sociale : un effet externe de l'investissement éducatif ?," LISER Working Paper Series 2012-39, LISER.
  • Handle: RePEc:irs:cepswp:2012-39

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    rendements de l'éducation; effet externe; cohésion sociale; EVS;

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    • H40 - Public Economics - - Publicly Provided Goods - - - General
    • I20 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - General

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