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Educational attainment and border income performance

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  • Thomas M. Fullerton, Jr.

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Texas border areas face a variety of economic challenges. In today's labor markets, income performance depends increasingly on productivity, which is primarily a function of educational attainment. To examine the extent to which education influences border region incomes, a cross-section econometric model is estimated using county-level information. Data are drawn from the 1990 census for all 254 counties in Texas. Empirical results indicate that per capita income is influenced by educational, demographic, and geographic factors. Regression output is similar, but not identical, to estimates obtained for other regions of the country. Model simulation results indicate that border counties lost nearly $3.6 billion in personal income in 1990 due to below-average high school graduation rates.

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Article provided by Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas in its journal Economic and Financial Policy Review.

Volume (Year): (2001)
Issue (Month): Q III ()
Pages: 2-10

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Handle: RePEc:fip:fedder:y:2001:i:qiii:p:2-10

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Cited by:
  1. Thomas FULLERTON & Enedina LICERIO & Phuntsho WANGMO, 2010. "Education, Infrastructure, and Regional Income Performance in Arkansas," Regional and Sectoral Economic Studies, Euro-American Association of Economic Development, vol. 10(1).
  2. Almada, Christa & Blanco-Gonzalez, Lorenzo & Eason, Patricia & Fullerton, Thomas, 2006. "Econometric Evidence Regarding Education and Border Income Performance," MPRA Paper 451, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 2006.
  3. Leticia Fernández & Cheryl Howard & Jon Amastae, 2007. "Education, race/ethnicity and out-migration from a border city," Population Research and Policy Review, Springer, vol. 26(1), pages 103-124, February.
  4. Armando Arellano & Thomas Fullerton, 2005. "Educational Attainment and Regional Economic Performance in Mexico," International Advances in Economic Research, Springer, vol. 11(2), pages 231-242, May.
  5. Thomas M Fullerton Jr, 2004. "Empirical Evidence Regarding El Paso Property Tax Abatements: 1988-2001," Public Economics 0405007, EconWPA.

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