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 various indicators of human capital calculated from census microdata, we conclude that the recent economic performance of European regions is associated with an increase in overeducation. In fact, measures of educational mismatch seem to be more strongly connected to regional economic performance than do other traditional measures of human capital stock.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in its series IZA Discussion Papers with number 4453.
Length: 25 pages
Date of creation: Sep 2009
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Publication status: published in: Regional Studies, 2012, 46 (10), 1389-1400
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Other versions of this item:
- Raul Ramos & Jordi Suriñach & Manuel Artís, 2009. "Regional Economic Growth And Human Capital: The Role Of Overeducation," IREA Working Papers 200904, University of Barcelona, Research Institute of Applied Economics, revised Mar 2009.
- 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-2009-10-10 (All new papers)
- NEP-EDU-2009-10-10 (Education)
- NEP-EEC-2009-10-10 (European Economics)
- NEP-FDG-2009-10-10 (Financial Development & Growth)
- NEP-GEO-2009-10-10 (Economic Geography)
- NEP-HRM-2009-10-10 (Human Capital & Human Resource Management)
- NEP-URE-2009-10-10 (Urban & Real Estate Economics)
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