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Published: 25 April 2006

320 Pages | 41 line illus.

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195189964

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Does Education Really Help?

Skill, Work, and Inequality

Edward N. Wolff

Conventional wisdom is that greater schooling and skill improvement leads to higher wages and income inequality falls with wider access to schooling. Yet, since the early 1970s earnings stagnated and inequality climbed while educational attainment and worker skills gained rapidly and dispersion in schooling levels plummeted. The book explores these apparent paradoxes.

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