DP3020 | Sorting, Education and Inequality

Publication Date

16/10/2001

JEL Code(s)

Keyword(s)

Programme Area(s)

Network(s)

Abstract

This Paper examines the education literature through the lens of sorting. It argues that how individuals sort across neighborhoods, schools and households (spouses), can have important consequences for the acquisition of human capital and inequality. It discusses the implications of different education finance systems for sorting and analyses the efficiency and welfare properties of these in static and dynamic frameworks.