Exploring Gender Segregated Educational Effects on Income Inequality, India: A Time Series Analysis



This Chapter, investigates the relationship between gender parity in tertiary levels of education and income inequality in India, using time series econometric methodology. The Chapter attempts to explore how the gender differential in tertiary educational achievements, impacts income inequality in India over the period of 1976–2014, in a time series framework. The study finds that the situation of returns to higher education is highly unequal and it is crucial in impacting income inequality in India. The policy option suggested is to structure for a differential fee in the higher education, based on the household incomes. Scholarships can be awarded to girl students with high degrees of innate abilities. However, the feasibility of design of such programmes is a political concern and beyond the realm of academic discussion.


India Gender inequality Education Income inequality Fiscal policy Time series data 

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