Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/185780
Authors: 
Lergetporer, Philipp
Werner, Katharina
Woessmann, Ludger
Year of Publication: 
2018
Series/Report no.: 
Discussion Paper 110
Abstract: 
To study how information about educational inequality affects public concerns and policy preferences, we devise survey experiments in representative samples of the German population. Providing information about the extent of educational inequality strongly increases concerns about educational inequality but only slightly affects support for equity-oriented education policies, which is generally high. The small treatment effects are not due to respondents\' failure to connect policies with educational inequality or aversion against government interventions. Support for compulsory preschool is the one policy with a strong positive information treatment effect, which is increased further by informing about policy effectiveness.
Subjects: 
inequality
education
information
survey experiment
JEL: 
D30
H52
I24
H11
D63
D83
D72
P16
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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