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How Much Does Sorting Increase Inequality?

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  • Kremer, M.

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Social commentators from William Julius Wilson to Charles Murray have argued that increased sorting people into internally homogeneous neighborhoods, schools, and marriages is spurring long- run inequality. Calibration of a formal model suggests that these fears are misplaced.

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  • Kremer, M., 1996. "How Much Does Sorting Increase Inequality?," Working papers 96-18, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Department of Economics.
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    1. Mercado, Alejandro F. & Andersen, Likke Eg & Brooks, Alice J., 2005. "Macroeconomic Policies to Increase Social Mobility and Growth in Bolivia," Documentos de trabajo 3/2005, Instituto de Investigaciones Socio-Económicas (IISEC), Universidad Católica Boliviana.
    2. Lykke E. Andersen & Alice Brooks & Alejandro F. Mercado, 2004. "Macroeconomic Policies to Increase Social Mobility and Growth in Bolivia," Development Research Working Paper Series 02/2004, Institute for Advanced Development Studies.
    3. Andersen, Lykke E., 2010. "Social Mobility in Bolivia is Finally Improving!," Revista Latinoamericana de Desarrollo Economico, Instituto de Investigaciones Socio-Económicas (IISEC), Universidad Católica Boliviana, issue 13, pages 117-136.
    4. Andersen, Lykke E., 2001. "Low Social Mobility in Bolivia: Causes and Consequences for Development," Kiel Working Papers 1046, Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW).
    5. Lykke Andersen, 2001. "Social Mobility in Latin America: Links with Adolescent Schooling," Research Department Publications 3130, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department.

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    Keywords

    ECONOMETRICS; MATHEMATICS; SOCIAL JUSTICE; EDUCATION;

    JEL classification:

    • C00 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - General - - - General
    • C10 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - General
    • D60 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - General
    • D63 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Equity, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement
    • I20 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - General

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