Imagining Education: Educational Policy and the Labor Earnings Distribution
University of Pennsylvania
October 25, 2008
This paper simulates, within a partial equilibrium framework, the scenarios resulting form the implementation of several educational policies. Then, policies are compared according to their hypothetical results in terms of labor earnings inequality, as measured by the Gini coefficient. Results suggest that educational policies which attempt to guarantee medium qualification produce the lowest inequality even if dispersion in schooling years is high. Policies which attempt to raise tertiary education coverage but do not raise high school coverage as well, lead to rising inequality.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 24
Keywords: Educational policy, economic inequality, schooling
JEL Classification: I28, J24, J38working papers series
Date posted: October 10, 2009
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