References list

3b Education and social cohesion, distribution, inequality

Where possible, the list provides abstracts of the entries and links to the publication.
Initial list compiled by: Stephen Machin

This reference list contains three parts:

  • Introductory Reading
    Somebody who does not know this literature or wants to get an overview might want to start here.
  • Key References
    Some of the most important references in this literature, which may require some more knowledge of the field.
  • Further Reading
    Organized by date of publication.

Introductory Reading

  1. Arrow, Kenneth, Samuel Bowles and Steven Durlauf (2000). Meritocracy and Economic Inequality. Princeton: Princeton University Press . Abstract. Link.

  2. Autor, David (2014). Skills, education, and the rise of earnings inequality among the “other 99 percent”. In: Science 344(6186) , 843-851 . Abstract. Link.

  3. Corak, Miles (2013). Income Inequality, Equality of Opportunity, and Intergenerational Mobility. In: Journal of Economic Persepectives 27(3) , 79-102 . Abstract. Link.

  4. Galor, Oded (2011). Inequality, Human Capital Formation and the Process of Development. In: Eric A. Hanushek, Stephen Machin and Ludger Woessmann (eds.). Handbook of the Economics of Education, Vol. 4. Amsterdam: North-Holland , 441-493 . Abstract. Link.

  5. Goldin, Claudia and Lawrence F. Katz (2009). The Race between Education and Technology. Cambridge: Harvard University Press . Abstract. Link.

  6. Gottschalk Peter and Timothy Smeeding (1997). Cross-National Comparisons of Earnings and Income Inequality. In: Journal of Economic Literature 35(2) , 633-687 . Abstract. Link.

  7. Kaplan, Steven N. and Joshua Rauh (2013). It's the Market: The Broad-Based Rise in the Return to Top Talent. In: Journal of Economic Perspectives 27(3) , 35-56 . Abstract. Link.

  8. OECD, Eric A. Hanushek and Ludger Woessmann (2015). Universal Basic Skills. Paris: OECD Publishing . Abstract. Link.

  9. The Oxford Review of Economic Policy Ltd (ed.) (2004). Oxford Review of Economic Policy 20(2), Issue on Education. In: Oxford Review of Economic Policy 20(2) , 157-333 . Link.

Key references

  1. Autor, David and David Dorn (2013). The Growth of Low-Skill Service Jobs and the Polarization of the US Labor Market. In: American Economic Review 103(5) , 1553-97 . Abstract. Link.

  2. Autor, David, Frank Levy and Richard J. Murnane (2003). The Skill Content of Recent Technological Change: An Empirical Exploration. In: Quarterly Journal of Economics 118(4) , 1279-1333 . Abstract. Link.

  3. Beaudry, Paul, David A. Green and Benjamin M. Sand (2016). The Great Reversal in the Demand for Skill and Cognitive Tasks . In: Journal of Labor Economics 34(S1) , 199-247 . Abstract. Link.

  4. Benhabib, Jess and Mark M. Spiegel (1994). The Role of Human Capital in Development: Evidence From Aggregate Cross-Country Data. In: Journal of Monetary Economics 34(2) , 143-173 . Abstract. Link.

  5. Bénabou, Roland (2000). Unequal Societies: Income Distribution and the Social Contract. In: American Economic Review 90(1) , 96-129 . Abstract. Link.

  6. Card, David and John E. DiNardo (2002). Skill‐Biased Technological Change and Rising Wage Inequality: Some Problems and Puzzles. In: Journal of Labor Economics 20(4) , 733-783 . Abstract. Link.

  7. Castelló, Amparo and Rafael Doménech (2002). Human Capital Inequality and Economic Growth: Some New Evidence. In: Economic Journal 112(478) , C187-C200 . Abstract. Link.

  8. Gradstein, Mark and Moshe Justman (2002). Education, Social Cohesion and Economic Growth. In: American Economic Review 92(4) , 1192-1204 . Abstract. Link.

  9. Hanushek, Eric and Dennis Kimko (2000). Schooling, Labor Force Quality, and the Growth of Nations. In: American Economic Review 90(5) , 1184-1208 . Abstract. Link.

  10. Hsieh, Chang-Tai, Erik Hurst, Charles I. Jones and Peter J. Klenow (2013). The Allocation of Talent and U.S. Economic Growth. 18693. Abstract. Link.

  11. Juhn, Chinhui, Kevin M. Murphy and Brooks Pierce (1993). Wage Inequality and the Rise in Returns to Skill. In: Journal of Political Economy 101(3) , 410-442 . Abstract. Link.

  12. Katz, Lawrence and Kevin M. Murphy (1992). Changes in Relative Wages, 1963-1987: Supply and Demand Factors. In: Quarterly Journal of Economics 107(1) , 35-78 . Link.

  13. Lemieux, Thomas (2006b). Postsecondary Education and Increasing Wage Inequality. In: American Economic Review 96(2) , 195-199 . Abstract. Link.

  14. Lemieux, Thomas (2006a). Increasing Residual Wage Inequality: Composition Effects, Noisy Data, or Rising Demand for Skill?. In: American Economic Review 96(3) , 461-498 . Abstract. Link.

  15. O'Neill, Donal (1995). Education and Income Growth: Implications for Cross-Country Inequality. In: Journal of Political Economy 103(6) , 1289-1301 . Abstract. Link.

Further reading

  1. Acemoglu, Daron and Jörn-Steffen Pischke (2001). Changes in the Wage Structure, Family Income, and Children's Education. In: European Economic Review 45(6) , 890-904 . Abstract. Link.

  2. Archer, Louise and Merryn Hutchings (2000). 'Bettering Yourself'? Discourses of risk, cost and benefit in ethnically diverse, young working-class non-participants' constructions of higher education. In: British Journal of Sociology of Education 21(4) , 555-574 . Abstract. Link.

  3. Autor, David, Lawrence F. Katz and Alan B. Krueger (1998). Computing Inequality: Have Computers Changed the Labor Market? . In: Quarterly Journal of Economics 113(4) , 1169-1213 . Abstract. Link.

  4. Autor, David, Lawrence F. Katz and Melissa S. Kearney (2006). The Polarization of the U.S. Labor Market. In: American Economic Review 96(2) , 189-194 . Abstract. Link.

  5. Barro, Robert and Jong-Wha Lee (1996). International Measures of Schooling Years and Schooling Quality. In: American Economic Review 86(2) , 218-223 . Abstract. Link.

  6. Benhabib, Jess and Mark Spiegel (1994). The Role of Human Capital in Development: Evidence From Aggregate Cross-Country Data. In: Journal of Monetary Economics 34(2) , 143-174 . Link.

  7. Berman, Eli, John Bound and Stephen Machin (1998). Implications of Skill-Biased Technological Change: International Evidence. In: Quarterly Journal of Economics 113(4) , 1245-1280 . Abstract. Link.

  8. Bertocchi, Graziella and Michael Spagat (2004). The Evolution of Modern Educational Systems - Technical vs. General Education, Distributional Conflict, and Growth. In: Journal of Development Economics 73(2) , 559-582 . Abstract. Link.

  9. Blanden, Jo and Stephen Machin (2004). Educational Inequality and the Expansion of UK Higher Education. In: Scottish Journal of Political Economy 51(2) , 230-249 . Abstract. Link.

  10. Boadway, Robin, Nicolas Marceau and Maurice Marchand (1996). Investment in Education and the Time Inconsistency of Redistributive Tax Policy. In: Economica 63(259) , 171-189 . Abstract. Link.

  11. Bénabou, Roland (2002). Tax and Education Policy in a Heterogeneous-Agent Economy: What Levels of Redistribution Maximize Growth and Efficiency?. In: Econometrica 70(2) , 481-517 . Abstract. Link.

  12. Bénabou, Roland (1993). Workings of a City: Location, Education and Production. In: Quarterly Journal of Economics 108(3) , 619-652 . Abstract. Link.

  13. Camilleri, Anthony F. and Kai Mühleck (eds.) (2010). Evolving Diversity: An overview of equitable access to higher education in Europe. Brussels: MENON Network. Link.

  14. Cardak, Buly A. (2004). Education Choice, Endogenous Growth and Income Distribution. In: Economica 71(281) , 57-81 . Abstract. Link.

  15. De Gregorio, Jose and Jong-Wha Lee (2002). Education and Income Inequality: New Evidence from Cross-Country Data. In: Review of Income and Wealth 48(3) , 395-416 . Abstract. Link.

  16. Del Rey, Elena (2004). Funding schools for greater equity. In: Regional Science and Urban Economics 34(2) , 203-224 . Abstract. Link.

  17. Dur, Robert, Coen Teulings and Thijs van Rens (2004). Should Higher Education Subsidies Depend on Parental Income?. In: Oxford Review of Economic Policy 20(2) , 284-297 . Abstract. Link.

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