Regional Economic Growth And Human Capital: The Role Of Overeducation
AbstractThe paper analyses the link between human capital and regional economic growth in the European Union. Using different indicators of human capital calculated from census microdata, we conclude that the recent economic performance of European regions is associated to an increase in overeducation. In fact, measures of educational mismatch seem to have a stronger connection to regional economic performance than other traditional measures of human capital stocks.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University of Barcelona, Research Institute of Applied Economics in its series IREA Working Papers with number 200904.
Length: 24 pages
Date of creation: Mar 2009
Date of revision: Mar 2009
Regional economic growth; human capital; educational mismatch; overeducation;
Other versions of this item:
- Ramos, Raul & Surinach, Jordi & Artís, Manuel, 2009. "Regional Economic Growth and Human Capital: The Role of Overeducation," IZA Discussion Papers 4453, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
- O18 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Urban, Rural, Regional, and Transportation Analysis; Housing; Infrastructure
- O47 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - Measurement of Economic Growth; Aggregate Productivity; Cross-Country Output Convergence
- R23 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Household Analysis - - - Regional Migration; Regional Labor Markets; Population
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2009-04-13 (All new papers)
- NEP-DEV-2009-04-13 (Development)
- NEP-EDU-2009-04-13 (Education)
- NEP-EEC-2009-04-13 (European Economics)
- NEP-FDG-2009-04-13 (Financial Development & Growth)
- NEP-GEO-2009-04-13 (Economic Geography)
- NEP-HRM-2009-04-13 (Human Capital & Human Resource Management)
- NEP-URE-2009-04-13 (Urban & Real Estate Economics)
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