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Measuring gini coefficient of education: the Indonesian cases

  • Digdowiseiso, Kumba
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    While income inequality in third world countries has aggressively been commented and studied extensively, little analysis is relatively available on measuring inequality in other dimensions of human development. The main findings suggest that inequality in education as measured by education Gini is negatively associated with average years schooling, implying that higher education attainments are more likely to achieve equality in education. Moreover, a clear pattern on an education Kuznets curve exists if standard deviation of schooling is used. Furthermore, gender gaps are related to education inequality and the relation between these variables become stronger over time.

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    Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 19865.

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    Date of creation: 09 Jan 2010
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    Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:19865
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