Democracy, Education, and Equality: Graz-Schumpeter Lectures

Democracy, Education, and Equality: Graz-Schumpeter Lectures

by John E. Roemer
     
 

ISBN-10: 052184665X

ISBN-13: 9780521846653

Pub. Date: 03/30/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Many believe that equality of opportunity will be achieved when the prospects of children no longer depend upon the wealth and education of their parents. Many also believe that democracy is the political institution that will bring about justice. This study asks whether democracy, modeled as competition between political parties that represent different interests

Overview

Many believe that equality of opportunity will be achieved when the prospects of children no longer depend upon the wealth and education of their parents. Many also believe that democracy is the political institution that will bring about justice. This study asks whether democracy, modeled as competition between political parties that represent different interests in the polity, will result in educational funding policies that will, at least eventually, produce citizens with equal capacities (human capital), thus breaking the link between family background and child prospects.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521846653
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/30/2006
Series:
Econometric Society Monographs Series, #40
Pages:
188
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.51(d)

Table of Contents

1. A brief overview; 2. Models of democratic party competition; 3. Democratic competition over educational investment; 4. The dynamics of human capital with endogenous growth; 5. Estimation of technological parameters; 6. Conclusion.

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