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Review ?Checchi has produced an interesting, sophisticated, and accessible discussion of the theoretical relationships among years of schooling, inequality of income, and further educational attainment. [...] His hundreds of footnotes help make this a book that any new researcher in the field would want to have.? --Choice Read more Book Description In an important contribution to educational policy, Daniele Checchi offers an economic perspective on the demand and supply of education. He explores the reasons why, beyond a certain point, investment in education has not resulted in reductions in social inequalities. Checchi provides an extensive survey of the literature on human capital and social capital formation and draws on individual data on intergenerational transmission of income and education for the USA, Germany and Italy, as well as aggregate data on income and educational inequality for a much wider range of countries. Read more See all Editorial Reviews