Does education reduce income inequality? A meta-regression analysis

Abdullah,A, Doucouliagos,H and Manning,E 2015, Does education reduce income inequality? A meta-regression analysis, Journal of economic surveys, vol. 29, no. 2, pp. 301-316, doi: 10.1111/joes.12056.

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Title Does education reduce income inequality? A meta-regression analysis
Author(s) Abdullah,A
Doucouliagos,HORCID iD for Doucouliagos,H
Manning,EORCID iD for Manning,E
Journal name Journal of economic surveys
Volume number 29
Issue number 2
Start page 301
End page 316
Total pages 16
Publisher Wiley
Place of publication London, Eng.
Publication date 2015-04
ISSN 0950-0804
Keyword(s) Education
Summary This paper reexamines the effects of education on inequality through a comprehensive meta-regression analysis of the extant empirical literature. We find that education affects the two tails of the distribution of income: Education reduces the income share of top earners and increases the share of the bottom earners. Education has been particularly effective in reducing inequality in Africa. Some of the results suggest that secondary schooling appears to have a stronger effect than primary schooling, though this finding is not always robust. The heterogeneity in reported estimates can be largely explained by differences in the specification of the econometric model and measure of inequality and education. © 2013 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
Language eng
DOI 10.1111/joes.12056
Field of Research 140202 Economic Development and Growth
Socio Economic Objective 910106 Income Distribution
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2014, Wiley
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