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Title:Education is good for the poor: a note on Dollar and Kraay (2001) PDF Logo
Authors:Gundlach, Erich
Navarro de Pablo, José
Weisert, Natascha
Issue Date:2001
Series/Report no.:Discussion paper // World Institute for Development Economics 2001,137
Abstract:A recent paper by Dollar and Kraay (2001) finds that higher primary educational attainment of the workforce does not increase the income of the poor except for its effect on average income. We test the robustness of their finding by using a broader measure of human capital that accounts for international differences in the quality of education. Our findings suggest that more quality-adjusted education does increase the income of the poor in addition to its positive effect on average income. Hence effective education policies should be an essential component of any poverty-reduction strategy.
Subjects:poverty
income distribution
education
growth
JEL:O15
ISBN:9291900990
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:Publikationen von Forscherinnen und Forschern des IfW
WIDER Discussion Papers, United Nations University (UNU)

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