Inequality in Educational Development from 1900 to 2015

Speringer, M., Goujon, A. ORCID:, & Jurasszovich, S. (2019). Inequality in Educational Development from 1900 to 2015. In: Classes - From National to Global Class Formation. pp. 30-53 IntechOpen. 10.5772/intechopen.79165.

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The industrial revolution marked a turning point in mankind as it not only initiated an economic turn from predominantly agricultural to industrialized societies but also shaped the need for an education revolution. This was the period when most industrialized societies implemented compulsory schooling systems and created the opportunity for universal access to basic education and later medium and higher education levels. However, this did not occur at the same speed everywhere, generating divergence between countries, and subsocieties within countries, whether it was at the level of residence, gender, generation, or class. Based on a dataset developed at the Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital reconstructing levels of education in 5-year steps by age (5-year age groups) and sex for a large number of countries in the world, we look at the education transition from 1900 to 2015 to uncover different patterns and pathways of educational improvements that might explain the differences in the level of human capital today.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: education, demographic trends, human capital, population reconstruction, gender gap
Research Programs: World Population (POP)
Depositing User: Luke Kirwan
Date Deposited: 25 Apr 2019 07:24
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 17:31

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