Faisal Sultan Qadri, Faisal and Dr. Abdul Waheed, Waheed (2011): Human Capital and Economic Growth: Time Series Evidence from Pakistan. Published in: Pakistan Business Review , Vol. 1, No. Jan 2011 (2011): pp. 815-833.
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Human capital is generally considered as a positive contributor in the economic growth. In this study, we estimate this relationship using time series data of Pakistan for the period 1978 to 2007. A health adjusted education indicator for human capital is used in the standard Cobb-Douglas production function confirms the long run positive relationship between human capital and the economic growth in Pakistan. A sensitivity analysis was also performed in order to check the robustness of the initial findings. The estimation results supported the findings of the previous studies that human capital is positively related to growth and also that the results are robust. The health adjusted education indicator was found to be a highly significant determinant of economic growth, which indicates that both the health and education sectors should be given special attention in order to ensure long run economic growth.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Human Capital and Economic Growth: Time Series Evidence from Pakistan|
|Keywords:||Human Capital, Economic Growth, Education and Health|
|Subjects:||O - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth > O4 - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity > O47 - Empirical Studies of Economic Growth ; Aggregate Productivity ; Cross-Country Output Convergence
E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics > E2 - Consumption, Saving, Production, Investment, Labor Markets, and Informal Economy > E24 - Employment ; Unemployment ; Wages ; Intergenerational Income Distribution ; Aggregate Human Capital ; Aggregate Labor Productivity
I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I1 - Health > I18 - Government Policy ; Regulation ; Public Health
I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I2 - Education and Research Institutions > I21 - Analysis of Education
|Depositing User:||Faisal Qadri|
|Date Deposited:||05. May 2011 12:09|
|Last Modified:||12. Feb 2013 09:15|
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