Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/86730
Authors: 
Munandar, Haris
Year of Publication: 
2008
Series/Report no.: 
Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper 08-015/2
Abstract: 
The paper examines the effect of heterogeneity in individual human capital formation on cross-country income inequality. It considers a two-country model of overlapping generation heterogeneous economies with the following features: (1) individuals are heterogeneous with respect to inborn ability and parental human capital; (2) intergenerational transfers take place via public investment in education financed by tax, and parental education; (3) due to variation in individual human capital, we have endogenous heterogeneity both in labor supply and in parents’ participation in self-educating their offspring. Besides exploring cross-country variation in public education, how its low level can lead to a poverty trap and how its high level can result in an increasing society’s effective human capital, we study the effects of capital markets integration, in equilibrium, on the intra-generational income inequality in both the investing and receiving countries.
Subjects: 
Heterogenous Agents
Human Capital
Poverty Efrap
Income Inequality
JEL: 
D91
E25
H52
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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