Learning-by-Doing and Schooling
AbstractThe paper aims to analyze the optimal level of schooling in the presence of learning-by-doing. To achieve this objective the paper introduces the learning-by-doing hypothesis on the Lucas model of economic growth induced by human capital accumulation. With the new setup, it is possible to show that the optimal time at school's will decrease while the human capital' growth rate remains the same. Moreover, the paper provides a theoretical foundation to the claims that government should concentrate education's subsides at the basic school rather than at college education.
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learning-by-doing; education; human capital and growth;
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- O11 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development
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