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Effects of education on economic growth:Evidence from Guatemala

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  • Loening, Josef
  • Rao, B. Bhaskara
  • Singh, Rup

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This paper examines the determinants of economic growth in Guatemala, with a particular focus on schooling. Results based on the error-correction methodology show a better educated labour force has a positive and significant impact on economic growth during 1951-2002. Consistent with micro evidence for Guatemala primary education is more important than secondary and tertiary education. These findings are robust while changing the conditioning variables, controlling for data issues and endogeneity. Due to social and political conflicts and the need for institutional environment conducive to growth, the growth rate of output in Guatemala has been low.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 23665.

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Keywords: Economic Growth; Education; Error-Correction model; Guatemala;

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  1. Antonio Paradiso & Saten Kumar & B. Bhaskara Rao, 2011. "The Growth Effects of Education in Australia," Working Papers, Auckland University of Technology, Department of Economics 2011-05, Auckland University of Technology, Department of Economics.

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