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How redistributive policies reduce market inequality: education premiums in 22 OECD countries

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What explains the large cross-country variation in the wage premium for higher education? Economic analyses of wage differentials by education point to technological change and globalization, but we know little about the impact of different types of public policies. We argue that public education spending and tax-transfer policies contain the spread of ‘education premiums’ through material incentives (decommodification) and attitudinal responses, i.e. changing attitudes towards education prem...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1093/ser/mwy018

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Social Policy & Intervention
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Unknown
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Author
Publisher:
Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Socio-Economic Review Journal website
Volume:
18
Issue:
3
Pages:
839–856
Publication date:
2018-03-29
Acceptance date:
2018-03-06
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EISSN:
1475-147X
ISSN:
1475-1461
Source identifiers:
1022828
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English
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uuid:a988c61f-0e7e-4ff2-b93f-78ec301bbb53
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pubs:1022828
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2019-06-26

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