ERIC Number: ED123266
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jun-29
Reference Count: N/A
Education, Inequality and Life Chances: A Report on the Netherlands [and] Discussion Paper.
Six chapters compose this report on the Netherlands: (1) some general characteristics of the Netherlands; (2) some notes on the history of income distribution and social security; (3) income distribution and social security around 1973; (4) opinions on income distribution, opportunities, and equality in Holland; (5) some forecasts on future income distribution; (6) some remarks on equitable distribution. Several conclusions are reached: a small majority of Dutch citizens consider income distribution to be too unequal, but a greater majority is satisified with its own income; the number of university graduates is increasing rapidly, and this will contribute to a fall in inequality of incomes; equity in income distribution will probably require a further reduction by one-half of inequality around 1965; and with the political means now available this may only be reached around the year 2000. A criticism of this paper is included, in which five points are made. Specifically, the Tinbergen concept of equity is addressed, along with his wage and salary structure, and his instrument (education). The point is also made that the Tinbergen paper discusses labor income, taxes and social security, excluding profits and property income, and that the paper is basically about a growing economy, but that the continuance of economic growth may be questioned. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Conference Reports, Demography, Economic Factors, Educational Background, Educational Opportunities, Educational Policy, Equal Education, Formal Criticism, Higher Education, Income, Public Opinion, Social Mobility, Social Status, Socioeconomic Influences, Taxes
Not available separately; See ED 117 259
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France).
Identifiers - Location: Netherlands
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Social Security