Population, Education and Income Inequality

Authors

  • Osiris Jorge Parcero International School of Economics, Kazakh British Technological University

Abstract

In non-democracies, a large population size and density lead to more redistributive policies and lower income inequality. This is the result of the interconnection of two intermediate hypotheses. First, in non-democracies a larger population size and density increase the chance of a revolution attempt to overthrow the governing elites. Second, this revolution threat prompts the elites to better re-distribute the country’s income in an attempt to fend off this threat. This paper suggests and empirically tests that wider spread primary and, to a lesser extent, secondary education is one of the channels through which the elites achieve this better distribution.

Published

2021-07-09

How to Cite

Parcero, O. J. (2021). Population, Education and Income Inequality. Journal of Income Distribution®, 29(1-2 (March-June). Retrieved from https://jid.journals.yorku.ca/index.php/jid/article/view/40383