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Education and Income Distribution in Developing Countries: A Review of the Literature

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[Excerpt] This paper is a survey of the available literature on education and income distribution in developing countries. Education may affect the distribution of income in a variety of ways: by raising the level of income; by changing, for better or worse, the dispersion of income; by opening up new opportunities for the children of the poor and thereby serving as a vehicle for social mobility and/or, by limiting participation to the children of the well-to-do, transmitting intergenerational inequality; by offering greater access to favored segments of the population (boys, city-dwellers, certain racial groups); by rewarding differently the education received by these groups; through public financing, by taxing some more heavily to subsidize the education of others; and by interacting with fertility, mortality, health, and other aspects of development.

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1980-07-01

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education; income distribution; development; poverty

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Required Publisher Statement: © The World Bank. Reprinted with permission. All rights reserved.

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