The Economic Journal
Выпуск N478 за 2002 год
Опубликовано на портале: 22-09-2003Amparo Castelly, Rafael Domenech The Economic Journal. 2002. Vol. 112. No. 478. P. 187-200.
This paper provides new measures of human capital inequality for a broad panel of countries. Taking attainment levels from Barro and Lee (2001), we compute Gini coefficients and the distribution of education by quintiles for 108 countries over five-year intervals from 1960 to 2000. Using this new cross-country data on human capital inequality two main conclusions are obtained. First, most countries in the world have tended to reduce the inequality in human capital distribution. Second, human capital inequality measures provide more robust results than income inequality measures in the estimation of standard growth and investment equations.