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Nam Ngo

School of Economics and Finance
Victoria University of Wellington
PO Box 600
23 Lambton Quay
Wellington New Zealand 6140

E-Mail: Nam.Ngo@vuw.ac.nz
Institutional Affiliation: Victoria University of Wellington

NBER Working Papers and Publications

October 2017Vocational Education, Manufacturing, and Income Distribution: International Evidence and Case Studies
with Joshua Aizenman, Yothin Jinjarak, Ilan Noy: w23950
Economic integration has brought about not only benefits and opportunities but also required adjustment, especially for the youth entering the labour force. The lower growth rates characterizing the post Global Financial Crisis era and the concerns about income inequality put to the fore the degree that better targeted investment in human capital may ameliorate the challenges facing the working poor. Using cross-country data, we find the association between the income shares of the working poor, dependence on manufacturing sector, and the availability of vocational education. Conditioning on tertiary educational attainment, improved access to better vocational education will probably contribute more than large increase in regular college attainment. Comparing the US to Germany suggests tha...

Published: Joshua Aizenman & Yothin Jinjarak & Nam Ngo & Ilan Noy, 2018. "Vocational Education, Manufacturing, and Income Distribution: International Evidence and Case Studies," Open Economies Review, vol 29(3), pages 641-664. citation courtesy of

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