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Educational Inequality in Argentina: The best and worst performers

Melisa Morales and Corina Paz Teran ()

No 5, Working Papers from Instituto de Estudios Laborales y del Desarrollo Económico (IELDE) - Universidad Nacional de Salta - Facultad de Ciencias Económicas, Jurídicas y Sociales

Abstract: What do we know about inequality in educational attainment across Argentina's cities? To answer this question, we present the education Gini coefficient for the period 2002-2007. Using microdata from the national household survey, we document the following results. First, educational inequality has declined in almost all metropolitan areas whereas i t has increased in Posadas, Mar del Plata, Rosario and Formosa. Second, although there are no important differences in the average years of schooling across cities, great disparities exist with respect to the education Gini. Buenos Aires City is in a leading position, especially in relation to the northeast region of the country and, particularly, Posadas city.

Keywords: Gini; Inequality; Bootstrap (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C43 D3 J24 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 12 pages
Date: 2010-05
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