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ERIC Number: ED532020
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Apr
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
How Pronounced Is Income Inequality around the World--and How Can Education Help Reduce It? Education Indicators in Focus. No. 4
OECD Publishing (NJ1)
How pronounced is income inequality around the world--and how can education help reduce it? This paper reports the following: (1) Across OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development) countries, the average income of the richest 10% of the population was about nine times that of the poorest 10% before the onset of the global economic crisis; (2) High levels of income inequality are associated with low levels of earnings mobility between generations in a number of countries; (3) Education policies that promote equity and support disadvantaged students in achieving better academic outcomes may help reduce income inequality in the future; and (4) Four top performers on the 2009 PISA assessment--Canada, Finland, Japan, and Korea--put a strong focus on equity in their education systems.
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development