Horii, Ryo and Sasaki, Masaru (2008): Dual Poverty Trap: Intra- and Intergenerational Linkages in Frictional Labor Markets.
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This paper constructs an overlapping generations model with a frictional labor market to explain persistent low education in developing countries. When parents are uneducated, their children often face difficulties in finishing school and therefore are likely to remain uneducated. Moreover, if children expect that other children of the same generation will not receive an education, they expect that firms will not create enough jobs for educated workers, and thus are further discouraged from schooling. These intergenerational and intragenerational mechanisms reinforce each other, creating a serious poverty trap. Escape from the trap requires the well-organized and combined implementation of a subsidy for schooling, the provision of free education, support for disadvantaged children, and public awareness programs.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Dual Poverty Trap: Intra- and Intergenerational Linkages in Frictional Labor Markets|
|Keywords:||overlapping generations model; education; poverty trap; job search; coordination failure|
|Subjects:||O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O1 - Economic Development > O11 - Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J6 - Mobility, Unemployment, and Vacancies > J62 - Job, Occupational, and Intergenerational Mobility
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J2 - Demand and Supply of Labor > J23 - Labor Demand
|Depositing User:||Ryo Horii|
|Date Deposited:||20. Feb 2009 13:06|
|Last Modified:||19. Feb 2013 08:21|
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