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Human Capital Quality in the Brazilian States

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  • Luciano Nakabashi

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    (Department of Economics, Universidade Federal do Paraná)

  • Márcio A. Salvato

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    (Department of Economics, Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Minas Gerais)

Abstract

Quality of human capital seems to be an extremely important feature to be disregarded in the evaluation of this factor impacts on income per worker (rate of growth and level). This is the reason for the emergence of many recent studies which includes some variable that takes into account the quality of human capital. The present study’s goal is to make an empirical analysis by using a human capital proxy that takes into account quantitative and qualitative aspects of this factor to measure with a higher level of accuracy the human capital direct impacts on Brazilian States output level in the years 1970, 1980, 1991, and 2000. The methods employed are Ordinary Least Squares (OLS), Iteratively Reweighted Least Squares (IRLS) and Panel Data regressions.

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Paper provided by Universidade Federal do Paraná, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 0037.

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Length: 20 pages
Date of creation: 2006
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Handle: RePEc:fup:wpaper:0037

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Keywords: Human Capital Quality; Income per Worker; Empirical Analysis of the Brazilian States; Iteratively Reweighted Least Squares; Panel Data;

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  1. Tulio A. Cravo & Elias Soukiazis, 2009. "Educational Thresholds and Economic Growth: Empirical Evidence from Brazilian States," Working Papers 2009.1, International Network for Economic Research - INFER.
  2. Marie Daumal & Selin Ozyurt, 2010. "The Impact of International Trade Flows on the Growth of Brazilian States," Working Papers DT/2010/01, DIAL (Développement, Institutions et Mondialisation).
  3. T√∫lio Cravo, 2011. "Regional Economic Growth and SMEs in Brazil: a Spatial Analysis (Submission for the Refereed Y-session Papers)," ERSA conference papers ersa10p508, European Regional Science Association.
  4. T�lio A. Cravo, 2010. "SMEs and economic growth in the Brazilian micro-regions," Papers in Regional Science, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 89(4), pages 711-734, November.
  5. Túlio A. Cravo & Adrian Gourlay & Bettina Becker, 2010. "SMEs and Regional Economic Growth in Brazil," Discussion Paper Series 2010_01, Department of Economics, Loughborough University, revised Jan 2010.
  6. Juliana K. Van Zaist & Luciano Nakabashi & Márcio A. Salvato, 2008. "Retorno em Escolaridade no Paraná," Working Papers 0072, Universidade Federal do Paraná, Department of Economics.
  7. Juliana Kikuchi Van Zaist & Luciano Nakabashi & Márcio A. Salvato, 2009. "Retornos privados de educação individual no Paraná," Working Papers 0097, Universidade Federal do Paraná, Department of Economics.
  8. Daumal, Marie & Ozyurt, Selin, . "The Impact of International Trade Flows on Economic Growth in Brazilian States," Economics Papers from University Paris Dauphine 123456789/4297, Paris Dauphine University.
  9. Ricardo Corrêa Cangussu & Márcio A. Salvato & Luciano Nakabashi, 2008. "Uma análise do capital humano sobre o nível de renda dos estados brasileiros: MRW versus Mincer," Working Papers 0073, Universidade Federal do Paraná, Department of Economics.

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