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Authors: 
Brezis, Elise S.
Year of Publication: 
2018
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper No. 2018-03
Abstract: 
This paper shows that countries with high levels of "elitism" in higher-education are the countries displaying high levels of inequality. In other words, a higher level of "elitism", i.e., large gap in quality of universities, and tight selection in top universities leads to a wider gap in wages between the tradable and service sectors, which leads also to a higher Gini index. This paper shows that the Nordic countries display lower elitism in higher education as well as lower inequality than most of the other OECD countries.
Subjects: 
Ability
elitism
inequality
Gini index
higher education
human capital
wage differential
JEL: 
F12
F16
F66
I26
J24
O14
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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