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1980

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Cornell University ILR School

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Education And Income Distribution In Developing Countries: A Review Of The Literature, Gary S. Fields Jul 1980

Education And Income Distribution In Developing Countries: A Review Of The Literature, Gary S. Fields

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[Excerpt] This paper is a survey of the available literature on education and income distribution in developing countries. Education may affect the distribution of income in a variety of ways: by raising the level of income; by changing, for better or worse, the dispersion of income; by opening up new opportunities for the children of the poor and thereby serving as a vehicle for social mobility and/or, by limiting participation to the children of the well-to-do, transmitting intergenerational inequality; by offering greater access to favored segments of the population (boys, city-dwellers, certain racial groups); by rewarding differently the education ...