IOE - Faculty of Education and Society


Income Inequality and Education

01 June 2016, 12:00 pm–1:00 pm

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G02 - 55-59 Gordon Square, UCL Institute of Education, London WC1H 0NU

This event is part of the Quantitative Social Science (QSS) seminar series.


Richard Breen, Oxford University


In this seminar, we seek to answer the following three questions:

1. How much of the growth in inequality in the US since 1979 can be explained by education - particularly the growing gap in incomes between the college educated and the rest, and by the growing share of the population with college education?

2. How much of current inequality can be attributed to education?

3. Is it feasible to reduce inequality in the US by increasing the share of the population with a college degree?

This event is open to all, free of charge.

For further information please contact Alex Bryson: a.bryson@ucl.ac.uk