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Democracy, Education, and Equality
Graz-Schumpeter Lectures

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Part of Econometric Society Monographs

  • Date Published: January 2006
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521609135

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  • Many believe that equality of opportunity will be achieved when the prospects of children no longer depend upon the wealth and education of their parents. Many also believe that democracy is the political institution that will bring about justice. This study asks whether democracy, modeled as competition between political parties that represent different interests in the polity, will result in educational funding policies that will, at least eventually, produce citizens with equal capacities (human capital), thus breaking the link between family background and child prospects.

    • Modeling how much positive educational change affects equality is a hot topic in economics, political science, sociology, and political philosophy
    • Roemer is one of the world's leading students in this area of investigation
    • Offers clear, rigorous models demonstrating author's point of view and others
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    • Date Published: January 2006
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521609135
    • length: 186 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 10 mm
    • weight: 0.26kg
    • contains: 23 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. A brief overview
    2. Models of democratic party competition
    3. Democratic competition over educational investment
    4. The dynamics of human capital with endogenous growth
    5. Estimation of technological parameters
    6. Conclusion.

  • Author

    John E. Roemer, Yale University, Connecticut
    John E. Roemer is Elizabeth S. and A. Varick Stout Professor of Political Science at Yale University. He has published extensively in economics, political philosophy, and political science. His recent books include Political Competition (2001), Equality of Opportunity (1998), Theories of Distributive Justice (1996), and A Future for Socialism (Cambridge University Press, 1994). He was named a Felow of the Econometric Society in 1986.

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