Education and Inequality in Greece

39 Pages Posted: 6 May 2005

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Panos Tsakloglou

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

Ioannis Cholezas

University of Peloponnese

Date Written: May 2005

Abstract

In the public discourse, education is usually considered as the main vehicle for the promotion of social equality and social mobility. The paper surveys the existing literature and concludes that the relationship between education and inequality in Greece is strong. Inequities are evident at all levels of the education system; especially as regards access to the most rewarding level, that is, university education. Many facets of the inequities observed in the labour market are associated with education, while education appears to be the single most important factor that shapes the overall distribution of income and influences the probability of poverty. Nevertheless, so far, several links between education and inequality have not been examined in detail.

Keywords: education, inequality, Greece

JEL Classification: I22, I28, J31

Suggested Citation

Tsakloglou, Panogiotis and Cholezas, Ioannis, Education and Inequality in Greece (May 2005). IZA Discussion Paper No. 1582. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=719924

Panogiotis Tsakloglou (Contact Author)

Athens University of Economics and Business - Department of International and European Economic Studies ( email )

GR-10434 Athens
Greece
+301-8203195 (Phone)
+301-8214122 (Fax)

IZA Institute of Labor Economics

P.O. Box 7240
Bonn, D-53072
Germany

Ioannis Cholezas

University of Peloponnese ( email )

Tripolis, 22100
Greece

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