Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/80953
Authors: 
Cruces, Guillermo
García Domench, Carolina
Gasparini, Leonardo
Year of Publication: 
2011
Series/Report no.: 
WIDER Working Paper 2011/93
Abstract: 
This paper provides original empirical evidence on the evolution of education inequality for the Latin American countries over the decades of 1990 and 2000. The analysis covers a wide range of issues on the differences in educational outcomes and opportunities across the population, including inequality in years of education, gaps in school enrolment, wage skill differentials and public social expenditure. The evidence indicates a significant difference between the 1990s and the 2000s in terms of both the assessment of the equity of the education expansion and its impact on the income distribution. In particular, changes in the 2000s seem to have had an equalizing impact on earnings, given the more pro-poor pattern of the education upgrading and a more stable or even increasing relative demand for low-skill labour.
Subjects: 
education
inequality
enrolment
wage premium
Latin America
JEL: 
I24
I25
I28
O15
ISBN: 
978-929-230-460-7
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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