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ERIC Number: EJ884670
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0272-7757
Redistributive Taxation vs. Education Subsidies: Fostering Equality and Social Mobility in an Intergenerational Model
Schneider, Andrea
Economics of Education Review, v29 n4 p597-605 Aug 2010
Redistributive taxation and education subsidies are common policies intended to foster education attendance of poor children. However, this paper shows that in an intergenerational framework, these policies can raise social mobility only for some investment situations but not in general. I also study the impact of both policies on the aggregate skill ratio and inequality. While redistributive taxation can raise social mobility but at the same time never reduces inequality, education subsidies can, under some conditions, achieve both simultaneously. Unfortunately, these conditions necessarily require a population in which the skill ratio is already quite high. (Contains 5 figures and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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