Sorting, Education and Inequality

51 Pages Posted: 26 Jan 2001 Last revised: 20 Feb 2021

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Raquel Fernández

New York University - Leonard N. Stern School of Business, Department of Economics; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR); National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

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Date Written: January 2001

Abstract

This paper examines the education literature through the lens of sorting. It argues that how individuals sort across neighborhoods, schools and households (spouses), can have important consequences for the acquisition of human capital and inequality. It discusses the implications of different education finance systems for sorting and analyzes the efficiency and welfare properties of these in static and dynamic frameworks.

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Fernández, Raquel, Sorting, Education and Inequality (January 2001). NBER Working Paper No. w8101, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=257840

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