Short-Run Distributional Effects of Public Education Transfers to Tertiary Education Students in Seven European Countries

23 Pages Posted: 24 Jun 2008

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Tim Callan

Economic and Social Research Institute, Ireland; IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Timothy M. Smeeding

University of Wisconsin - Madison

Panos Tsakloglou

Athens University of Economics and Business - Department of International and European Economic Studies; IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Abstract

Direct provision of public services can alter the balance of resources across income groups. We focus on the issues arising when taking account of the impact of publicly provided education services across the income distribution. We combine OECD information on spending per student in particular levels of the education system with micro data from nationwide income surveys to track the allocation of resources. We pay particular attention to the role of third level education, and provide comparable results for seven European countries (Belgium, Germany, Greece, Italy, Ireland, the Netherlands and the UK).

Keywords: inequality, in-kind transfers, tertiary education, Europe

JEL Classification: I28, D31, H42

Suggested Citation

Callan, Tim and Smeeding, Timothy M. and Tsakloglou, Panogiotis, Short-Run Distributional Effects of Public Education Transfers to Tertiary Education Students in Seven European Countries. IZA Discussion Paper No. 3557, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1150746 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.0042-7092.2007.00700.x

Tim Callan (Contact Author)

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Panogiotis Tsakloglou

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