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Title:The medium- and long-term effects of an expansion of education on poverty in Côte d'Ivoire: A dynamic microsimulation study PDF Logo
Authors:Grimm, Michael
Issue Date:2004
Series/Report no.:Research Paper, UNU-WIDER, United Nations University (UNU) 2004/32
Abstract:I use a dynamic microsimulation model to analyse the distributional effects of an expansion of education in Côte d’Ivoire in the medium and long term. The simulations are performed in order to replicate several policies in force or subject to debate in this country. Various hypotheses concerning the evolution of returns to education and labour demand are tested. The direct effects between education and income as well as the different transmission channels, such as occupational choices, fertility, and household composition, are analysed. The effects of educational expansion on the growth of household incomes, their distribution and poverty depend very crucially on the hypothesis made on the evolution of returns to education and labour demand. If returns to education remain constant and the labour market segmented, the effects will be very modest.
Subjects:education policy
human capital
inequality
Kuznets curve
microsimulation
poverty
JEL:C15
D10
D31
I20
J11
J24
J31
O12
ISBN:9291906190
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:WIDER Research Papers, United Nations University (UNU)

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