Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/125660
Authors: 
Crespo Cuaresma, Jesus
KC, Samir
Sauer, Petra
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
WWWforEurope Working Paper 6
Abstract: 
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 effect 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 effect 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.
Subjects: 
human capital
education inequality
age structure
economic growth
JEL: 
I24
I25
O50
Document Type: 
Working Paper
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