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On Public Education Spending under Nonlinear Income Taxation

Alan Krause

Discussion Papers from Department of Economics, University of York

Abstract: This paper examines a model in which public education spending is skill specific. It may be directed towards low-skill or high-skill individuals, increasing their respective skills and wages. Education spending is financed by nonlinear income taxation. We show that the tax and education-spending policy most preferred by low-skill individuals may include more education spending for high-skill individuals than for themselves. The tax and education-spending policy most preferred by high-skill individuals has no spending on education for low-skill individuals. Our results provide support for previous findings that education policy should favour the high-skilled, despite the government's redistributive goals.

Keywords: Public education; nonlinear income; taxation (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: H21 H42 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018-08
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