Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Financial Innovation and Economic Development (ICFIED 2021)

How Does Opportunity Inequality Affect Education Inequality and Income Distribution?

an Empirical Analysis on China

Authors
Yaxuan Li
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Yaxuan Li
Available Online 22 March 2021.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/aebmr.k.210319.076How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Educational inequality, Logit model, Shapley decomposition
Abstract

Based on the data of Chinese General Social Survey (CGSS) in 2015, this research analyses how environmental factors influence educational inequality and income distribution in China through logit model and other models quantitatively. The results show that there is a significant opportunity inequality in China’s education, which is mainly reflected in the differences between urban and rural areas, family culture and political background. Through Shapley decomposition, this research can conclude the result that the factor of rural-urban difference contributes to more than 50% of whether people can get higher education, which indicates that there is a significant difference between urban and rural education level; the role of family culture and political factors has also grown from 36.82% for people born in 60s to 47.68% for people born in post-90s, revealing that education has obvious intergenerational transmission characteristics. Moreover, we get from the regression model that environmental factors have a great impact on individual’s income, and effort factor can weaken the income opportunity inequality result. Finally, this paper also puts forward the corresponding policy recommendations according to the research conclusions.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Financial Innovation and Economic Development (ICFIED 2021)
Series
Advances in Economics, Business and Management Research
Publication Date
22 March 2021
ISBN
978-94-6239-354-7
ISSN
2352-5428
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/aebmr.k.210319.076How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2021, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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