Does Abundance of Natural Resources Impair Investments in Education? Case of Russian Regions
AbstractUsing panel data for Russian regions in 2004–2009, I find some evidence that everything else (including per capita GDP) being equal natural resource abundance is associated with lower public spending on education in Russian regions. Meanwhile I don’t find any connection between the total (including private) spending on education and natural resources wealth.
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Volume (Year): 14 (2012)
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human capital; education; natural resource; natural resource curse;
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