Accéder directement au contenu Accéder directement à la navigation
Pré-publication, Document de travail

Education, Intergenerational Mobility and Inequality

Abstract : We review the economic literature on the impacts of the several dimensions of education upon intergenerational inequality persistency. It is firstly outlined that the critical increase in the population education level in all countries has not come with lower inequality. The basic tools of education and intergenerational mobility modelling are subsequently exposed (OLG, education functions, education decision making etc.). The following two theoretical sections analyse the cases in which education leads (i) to human capital convergence in the long term and (ii) to social stratification with the emerging of under-education traps (situations in which certain dynasties remain continuously under-educated). A simple modelling of both cases is proposed for two types of educational decisions, one based on the family expenditure on education and the other on the time spent for education. The factors that generate social stratification and under education traps are especially underlined. The empirical literature on the determinants of educational attainment and intergenerational mobility is finally reviewed. This reveals the crucial impact of family backgrounds on educational attainment in all countries. It also demonstrates huge and last ing differences across countries in terms of intergenerational mobility.
Type de document :
Pré-publication, Document de travail
Liste complète des métadonnées

Littérature citée [129 références]  Voir  Masquer  Télécharger
Contributeur : Marion Romo Connectez-vous pour contacter le contributeur
Soumis le : mardi 20 mai 2014 - 13:27:58
Dernière modification le : mercredi 17 novembre 2021 - 12:08:09
Archivage à long terme le : : mercredi 20 août 2014 - 11:30:12


Fichiers produits par l'(les) auteur(s)


  • HAL Id : hal-00993472, version 1



Nathalie Chusseau, Joël Hellier, Bassem Ben-Halima. Education, Intergenerational Mobility and Inequality. 2012. ⟨hal-00993472⟩



Consultations de la notice


Téléchargements de fichiers