Sorting, Education and Inequality
51 Pages Posted: 26 Jan 2001 Last revised: 20 Feb 2021
Date Written: January 2001
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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