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Gini coefficients of education for 146 countries, 1950-2010

Thomas Ziesemer ()

No 2016-044, MERIT Working Papers from United Nations University - Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (MERIT)

Abstract: We provide Gini coefficients of education based on data from Barro and Lee (2010) for 146 countries for the years 1950-2010. We compare them to an earlier data set and run some related LOESS fit regressions on average years of schooling and GDP per capita, both showing negative slopes, and among the latter two variables. Tertiary education is shown to reduce education inequality. A growth regression shows that tertiary education increases growth, Gini coefficients of education have a u-shaped impact on growth and labour force growth has an inverted u-shape effect on growth.

Keywords: Human capital; Human capital distribution; education; inequality; growth; new data (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: E24 I24 I25 O15 Y10 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2016-08-29
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