Sorting, Education and Inequality

52 Pages Posted: 12 Nov 2001

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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: October 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 analyses the efficiency and welfare properties of these in static and dynamic frameworks.

Keywords: Sorting, education, human capital, inequality

JEL Classification: I21, I22, J12, J31

Suggested Citation

Fernández, Raquel, Sorting, Education and Inequality (October 2001). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=290633

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