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Is it smart to invest in the smart?: the influence of governmental investment in education on the poverty risk of lower educated relative to the poverty risk of better educated.

Schous, M.M. (2013) Is it smart to invest in the smart?: the influence of governmental investment in education on the poverty risk of lower educated relative to the poverty risk of better educated.

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Abstract:Lower educated have higher poverty risk than people that are not lower educated, called the better educated. Only the difference between the poverty risks of these two categories is not the same in every country. In this study the poverty risks of 23 different OECD-countries are compared and examined. The study shows that governmental investment in education can be of influence on the poverty risks and examines its effects. The results show that when more is invested the poverty risk of the entire population is declining. It is mostly the poverty risk of the lower educated that is decreasing when there is invested more in education. The poverty risks are closing in when there is more invested in education. Investment in tertiary education has a strong negative effect on the poverty risks, even when there is controlled for the nation’s wealth. When there is more invested in tertiary education the poverty risks of both the better as the lower educated is declining. Also here the poverty risk of the lower educated is declining steeper, what leads that the poverty risks come closer to each other.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:88 social and public administration
Programme:Public Administration MSc (60020)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/63396
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