Is education income-equalizing? Evidence from Peru

Adolfo Figueroa

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Is the education system income-equalizing? The evidence from developing countries shows that while education has expanded tremendously in recent decades, income distribution has not become more equal. This article seeks to resolve this seeming paradox. A theoretical model is constructed for the relationship between education and income in which ethnicity plays a key role in the distribution process. The model predicts that the education system is not income-equalizing. A broader set of predictions are derived from the theoretical model and then compared to Peruvian data. Statistical tests produce results that are consistent with the model's predictions.
Idioma originalEspañol
Páginas (desde-hasta)113-133
Número de páginas21
PublicaciónCepal Review
EstadoPublicada - 1 ene. 2011
Publicado de forma externa

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