Education and Economic Development in India
AbstractThis brief survey examines the returns to education in India , and then examines the role of education on both economic growth and economic development with particular reference to India. Throughout, the objective is to draw out the implications of the empirical results for education policy. The results suggest that female education is of particular importance in India. They also suggest that perhaps because of the externalities it generates, primary education is more important than might be deduced from its relatively low private rate of return.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Economic Studies, University of Dundee in its series Dundee Discussion Papers in Economics with number 210.
Length: 33 pages
Date of creation: Feb 2008
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education; economic growth; economic development;
Find related papers by JEL classification:
- I2 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education
- O53 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Asia including Middle East
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2008-09-20 (All new papers)
- NEP-CWA-2008-09-20 (Central & Western Asia)
- NEP-DEV-2008-09-20 (Development)
- NEP-EDU-2008-09-20 (Education)
- NEP-HRM-2008-09-20 (Human Capital & Human Resource Management)
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