Higher Education Expansion and Inequality in Labour Incomes: The Importance of a Gendered Perspective

Petra Sauer, (Luxembourg Institute of Socio-economic Research (LISER) / Luxembourg Income Study (LIS), and Research Institute Economics of Inequality (INEQ), Vienna University of Economics and Business), and Philippe Van Kerm, (Luxembourg Institute of Socio-economic Research (LISER) and University of Luxembourg)

Tertiary education has been expanding in the second half of the 20th century worldwide, and particularly in high-income countries. In a study conducted within the framework of the (LIS)2ER project Petra Sauer and Philippe Van Kerm examined LIS data for 27 countries between 1995 and 2015 to describe how the distribution of labour incomes earned by tertiary and non-tertiary educated workers compare and, accordingly, what educational expansion potentially implies for labour income inequality.

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June 15, 2021 | News