Global Dynamics of Gini Coefficients of Education for 146 Countries Updated to 1950-2015

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We update the Gini coefficients of education to include the year 2015, added to the Barro-Lee data set recently. A panel analysis shows that every five years education inequality falls by 2.8 percentage points. A stable average value is predicted to be 0.22. Kernel densities loose their twin peaks when going from 1955 to later years.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationMaastricht
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Publication series

SeriesUNU-MERIT Working Papers

JEL classifications

  • e24 - "Employment; Unemployment; Wages; Intergenerational Income Distribution; Aggregate Human Capital"
  • i24 - Education and Inequality
  • i25 - Education and Economic Development
  • o15 - "Economic Development: Human Resources; Human Development; Income Distribution; Migration"
  • y10 - Data: Tables and Charts


  • gini coefficients of education
  • new data
  • trend
  • stability
  • changing global distribution

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