Decomposing World Education Inequality

Cornell Food and Nutrition Policy Program Working Paper No. 187

16 Pages Posted: 16 Aug 2005  

David E. Sahn

Cornell University

Stephen D. Younger

Ithaca College - Department of Economics

Date Written: August 2007

Abstract

We decompose global inequality in educational achievement into within- and betweencountry components. We find that the former is significantly larger. This is different than results for international income inequality, but similar to results for international health inequality.

Keywords: Education, inequality, decomposition, global, TIMSS

JEL Classification: I20, D39

Suggested Citation

Sahn, David E. and Younger, Stephen D., Decomposing World Education Inequality (August 2007). Cornell Food and Nutrition Policy Program No. 187. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=779404 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.779404

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Stephen D. Younger

Ithaca College - Department of Economics ( email )

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United States
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