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Education inequalities in Latin America and the Caribbean

Fernández, Raquel, Pages, Carmen, Székely, Miguel and Acevedo, Ivonne (2023) Education inequalities in Latin America and the Caribbean. III Working Papers (122). International Inequalities Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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Abstract

Education is a crucial asset for a country’s economic prospects and for its inhabitants. In addition to its direct impact on growth via the accumulation of human capital, it is a critical ingredient in producing an informed citizenry, enhancing their ability to obtain and exert human and political rights and their facility to adapt to changing environments (generated by, e.g., technological or climatic change) among other benefits. In this chapter, we study education inequality in LAC (both in quantity and quality), assess how it emerges and amplifies or dampens existing inequalities, and examine the interaction of education inequality with other forms of inequality, primarily income and labor market outcomes. Our analysis is based on primary data from multiple sources.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Official URL: https://www.lse.ac.uk/International-Inequalities/P...
Additional Information: © 2023 The Author(s)
Divisions: International Inequalities Institute
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
JEL classification: I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I1 - Health > I10 - General
Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2023 11:15
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 12:31
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/120690

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