Does Education Really Help?: Skill, Work, and Inequality

Hardcover | April 25, 2006

byEdward N. Wolff

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This book challenges the conventional wisdom that greater schooling and skill improvement leads to higher wages, that income inequality falls with wider access to schooling, and that the Information Technology revolution will re-ignite worker pay. Indeed, the econometric results provide noevidence that the growth of skills or educational attainment has any statistically significant relation to earnings growth or that greater equality in schooling has led to a decline in income inequality. Results also indicate that computer investment is negatively related to earnings gains andpositively associated with changes in both income inequality and the dispersion of worker skills. The findings reports here have direct relevance to ongoing policy debates on educational reform in the U.S.

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This book challenges the conventional wisdom that greater schooling and skill improvement leads to higher wages, that income inequality falls with wider access to schooling, and that the Information Technology revolution will re-ignite worker pay. Indeed, the econometric results provide noevidence that the growth of skills or education...

Edward N. Wolff is at New York University.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 6.3 × 9.29 × 1.18 inPublished:April 25, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195189965

ISBN - 13:9780195189964

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