Does Higher Education Equalize Income Distribution?

  • Martin Carnoy
Keywords: Access and Equity, Comparative Studies, Globalization and Internationalization, International, BRIC countries, Labor market and higher education, Higher education and development

Abstract

Our recent research on higher educational change in the BRIC countries suggests that greatly expanding university enrollment has little positive effect on equalizing earnings distribution. The main reason is that the payoffs for graduates have continued to rise despite many more higher education graduates entering the labor market.
Published
2013-03-17
How to Cite
Carnoy, M. (2013). Does Higher Education Equalize Income Distribution?. International Higher Education, (71), 2-3. https://doi.org/10.6017/ihe.2013.71.6082
Section
International