A micro-decomposition analysis of the macroeconomic determinants of human development
AbstractThis paper shows how differences in aggregate human development outcomes over time and space can be additively decomposed into a pure economic-growth component, a component attributed to differences in the distribution of income, and components attributed to"non-income"factors and differences in the model linking outcomes to income or non-income characteristics. The income effect at the micro level is modeled non-parametrically, so as to flexibly reflect distributional changes. The paper illustrates the decomposition using data for Morocco and Vietnam, and the results offer some surprising insights into the observed aggregate gains in schooling attainments. A user friendly STATA program is available to implement the method in other settings.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by The World Bank in its series Policy Research Working Paper Series with number 4358.
Date of creation: 01 Sep 2007
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Primary Education; Education For All; Population Policies; Rural Poverty Reduction; Inequality;
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- LAMBERT Sylvie & RAVALLION Martin & VAN DE WALLE Dominique, 2007. "A Micro-Decomposition Analysis of the Macroeconomic Determinants of Human Development," Research Unit Working Papers 0711, Laboratoire d'Economie Appliquee, INRA.
- O15 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Economic Development: Human Resources; Human Development; Income Distribution; Migration
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- NEP-ALL-2007-09-30 (All new papers)
- NEP-DEV-2007-09-30 (Development)
- NEP-EDU-2007-09-30 (Education)
- NEP-HRM-2007-09-30 (Human Capital & Human Resource Management)
- NEP-MAC-2007-09-30 (Macroeconomics)
- NEP-SEA-2007-09-30 (South East Asia)
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- David Mayer-Foulkes, 2011. "A Causal Panorama of Cross-Country Human Development," DEGIT Conference Papers c016_049, DEGIT, Dynamics, Economic Growth, and International Trade.
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