Global dynamics of Gini coefficients of education for 146 countries updated to 1950-2015

Thomas Ziesemer


We update the Gini coefficients of education to include the year 2015, added to the Barro-Lee data set recently. A panel analysis shows that every five years education inequality falls by 2.8 percentage points. A stable average value is predicted to be 0.22. Kernel densities loose their twin peaks when going from 1955 to later years.

Keywords: Gini coefficients of education, new data, trend, stability, changing global distribution

JEL Classification codes: E24, I24, I25, O15, Y1

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