ERIC Number: ED063651
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
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Education and Distribution of Income, VII. Conference on Policies for Educational Growth (Paris, France, June 3-5, 1970).
One of the strongest common assumptions in most Western societies is that education is the key to upward mobility. The few studies to the contrary have been easily dispensed with by reference to flaws in theory or methodology. It is only when an attempt is made to fit some of the key pieces from various areas together (to focus particularly on consistency among a variety of findings) that doubts about the adequacy of this assumption begin to emerge. This paper is an effort to juxtapose pieces of evidence from several areas of the economics of education. The paper argues that there is still substantial doubt about important aspects of our understanding of the role of education in society. Further research needs to be accomplished before the role of education in social and economic change is fully understood. Related documents are ED 057 470 and EA 004 427. (Author/RA)
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Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France).