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Croyances culturelles éducation et croissance

Jellal, Mohamed and Bouzahzah, Mohamed (2012): Croyances culturelles éducation et croissance.

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Abstract

We consider a growth model with education, externalities and a cultural norm . We show that endogenous emergence of this cultural belief may lead to increasing the stock of human capital and accelerating national growth.The mechanism of this internalization is based on the existence of endogenous social status or identity pattern that encourages to the accumulation of knowledge. This cultural norm is presented as an informal mechanism which may be an effective substitute tool to a the formal institution given by a system of income taxation.

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