The role of human capital in economic growth revisited

Sarkar, Dipanwita (2007) The role of human capital in economic growth revisited. Applied Economics Letters, 14(6), pp. 419-423.

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Abstract

Benhabib and Spiegel (1994) examine the role of human capital in the development process empirically using a theory-driven specification rather than the standard production function approach. While they find evidence of a positive impact of human capital on income growth, their result is not robust to the inclusion of inequality as an additional covariate. Using an alternate dataset and different measures of inequality, we find robust support for the hypothesis that human capital matters even when we account for the adverse effect of income inequality on growth.

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ID Code: 61207
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
DOI: 10.1080/13504850500447323
ISSN: 1466-4291
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Economics & Finance
Deposited On: 09 Jul 2013 22:02
Last Modified: 29 Jul 2013 01:01

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