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The Economics of Education
Human Capital, Family Background and Inequality

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  • Date Published: June 2008
  • availability: Manufactured on demand: supplied direct from the printer
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521066464

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  • In an important contribution to educational policy, Daniele Checchi offers an economic perspective on the demand and supply of education. He explores the reasons why, beyond a certain point, investment in education has not resulted in reductions in social inequalities. Starting with the seminal work of Gary Becker, Checchi provides an extensive survey of the literature on human capital and social capital formation. He draws on individual data on intergenerational transmission of income and education for the USA, Germany and Italy, as well as aggregate data on income and educational inequality for a much wider range of countries.

    • Written in an accessible, non-technical style
    • Comparative approach using an international set of data
    • Offers an extensive review of the literature and raises important questions for policy-makers
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    “Checchi has produced an interesting, sophisticated, and accessible discussion of the theoretical relationships among years of schooling, inequality of income, and further educational attainment. […] His hundreds of footnotes help make this a book that any new researcher in the field would want to have.” --Choice

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    Product details

    • Date Published: June 2008
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521066464
    • length: 292 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.43kg
    • contains: 25 tables
    • availability: Manufactured on demand: supplied direct from the printer
  • Table of Contents

    List of figures
    List of tables
    Preface
    1. The relevance of education
    2. The demand for education
    3. Liquidity constraints and access to education
    4. The supply of education
    5. Education financing
    6. The return on education
    7. Intergenerational persistence
    References
    Subject index
    Author index.

  • Author

    Daniele Checchi, Università degli Studi di Milano
    Daniele Checchi is Professor of Economics at the University of Milan. He has published books on income inequality and the economics of education, and articles in refereed journals on the intergenerational mobility of incomes and labour market institutions.

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