Effects of education and globalisation on income distribution
by Kang H. Park
International Journal of Business and Globalisation (IJBG), Vol. 10, No. 2, 2013

Abstract: This study examines the effects of education and globalisation on income inequality using cross-country data. We confirm the existence of the Kuznets inverted-U hypothesis for the relationship between income level and income inequality. However, the inverse U-shaped curve lacks robustness when additional variables are introduced in the model. The empirical results show that educational variables play an important role in determining distribution of income. Our findings indicate that a higher level of educational attainment of the population has contributed to improvement of income distribution, while educational inequity causes income inequality. It is also found that the higher the level of globalisation, the more unequal income distribution, while freedom, whether economic freedom or political freedom, has marginal effects on income inequality.

Online publication date: Thu, 21-Nov-2013

The full text of this article is only available to individual subscribers or to users at subscribing institutions.

Existing subscribers:
Go to Inderscience Online Journals to access the Full Text of this article.

Pay per view:
If you are not a subscriber and you just want to read the full contents of this article, buy online access here.

Complimentary Subscribers, Editors or Members of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Business and Globalisation (IJBG):
Login with your Inderscience username and password:

    Username:        Password:         

Forgotten your password?

Want to subscribe?
A subscription gives you complete access to all articles in the current issue, as well as to all articles in the previous three years (where applicable). See our Orders page to subscribe.

If you still need assistance, please email subs@inderscience.com