Quotation Sauer, Petra. 2016. Macro-economic Consequences of Educational Inequality. Dissertation, WU Wien.




In my Ph.D. thesis I provide a comprehensive empirical analysis of the macro-economic consequences of inequality in the educational distribution. I construct a new dataset of inequality measures of educational attainment by age groups and sex for a global sample of countries during the period 1960-2010. Incorporating the demographic dimension into the analysis of educational inequality enables to investigate global differences in education expansion trajectories with respect to the distribution of education within and across age groups and sexes respectively. I use the obtained measures in order to assess the growth effects of age-group specific educational inequality and aggregate intergenerational educational mobility. Moreover, in a panel-regression framework, I provide evidence which adds to solve the puzzle that large reductions in educational inequality have not been accompanied by similar reductions in income inequality.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Dissertation
Language English
Title Macro-economic Consequences of Educational Inequality
Academic institution WU Wien
Year 2016


Sauer, Petra (Details)
Department of Economics (Crespo Cuaresma) (Details)
Research areas (Ă–STAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
5341 Economic policy (Details)
5902 Labour market research (Details)
5906 Educational economy (Details)
5912 Social sciences (interdisciplinary) (Details)
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