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The Contribution of Education to Economic Growth: Evidence from Pakistan

Khattak, Naeem Ur Rehman and khan, jangraiz (2012): The Contribution of Education to Economic Growth: Evidence from Pakistan. Published in: International Journal of Business and Social Science , Vol. 3, No. 4 (2012): pp. 145-151.


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This paper concentrates on the contribution of education to economic growth of Pakistan during 1971-2008.The study uses Ordinary Least Squares (OLS) and Johansen Cointegration test as analytical techniques for this purpose. The results from OLS show that secondary education contributes significantly to the Real GDP Per Capita in Pakistan. The elementary education also positively affects economic growth but the result is statistically insignificant. The cointegration test results confirmed the existence of long run relationship in education and Real GDP Per Capita. It is therefore, suggested to keep education on top priority in public policies, make serious efforts for Universalization of Primary Education and discourage the drop-out rate at all levels of education to achieve sustained economic growth.

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