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Sorting, Education and Inequality

Raquel Fernandez

NBER Working Paper No. 8101
Issued in January 2001
NBER Program(s):   LS   PE

This paper examines the education literature through the lens of sorting. It argues that how individuals sort across neighborhoods, schools and households (spouses), can have important consequences for the acquisition of human capital and inequality. It discusses the implications of different education finance systems for sorting and analyzes the efficiency and welfare properties of these in static and dynamic frameworks.

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Document Object Identifier (DOI): 10.3386/w8101

Published: Dewatripont, Hansen, and Turnovsky (eds.) Advances in Economics and Econometrics. Cambridge University Press, 2003.

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