Quotation Crespo Cuaresma, Jesus and Sauer, Petra and KC, Samir. 2013. Age-Specific Inequality, Education Mobility and Income Growth. WWWforEurope working papers, issue 6.




We construct a new dataset of inequality in educational attainment by age and sex at the global level. The comparison of education inequality measures across age groups allows us to assess the e ffect of inter-generational education attainment trends on economic growth. Our results indicate that countries which are able to reduce the inequality of educational attainment of young cohorts over time tend to have higher growth rates of income per capita. This e ffect is additional to that implied by the accumulation of human capital and implies that policies aiming at providing broad-based access to schooling have returns in terms of economic growth that go beyond those achieved by increasing average educational attainment.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Working/discussion paper, preprint
Language English
Title Age-Specific Inequality, Education Mobility and Income Growth
Title of whole publication WWWforEurope working papers, issue 6
Year 2013
URL http://www.foreurope.eu/fileadmin/documents/pdf/Workingpapers/WWWforEurope_WPS_no006_MS15.pdf


Crespo Cuaresma, Jesus (Details)
Sauer, Petra (Details)
KC, Samir (IIASA, Austria)
Department of Economics (Crespo Cuaresma) (Details)
Research Institute for Human Capital and Development FI (Former organization)
Competence Center for Sustainability Transformation and Responsibility WE (Details)
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