DP3020 Sorting, Education and Inequality

Author(s): Raquel Fernández
Publication Date: October 2001
Keyword(s): education, human capital, inequality, sorting
JEL(s): I21, I22, J12, J31
Programme Areas: International Macroeconomics, Public Economics
Link to this Page: cepr.org/active/publications/discussion_papers/dp.php?dpno=3020

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 analyses the efficiency and welfare properties of these in static and dynamic frameworks.