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The impacts of education investment on skilled–unskilled wage inequality and economic development in developing countries

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Four-sector general equilibrium models are established to investigate the impacts of increased governmental investment in education capital on skilled–unskilled wage inequality and economic development. The basic model, which assumes perfect competition in the producer services sector, shows that increased education capital investment from the government will unambiguously reduce skilled–unskilled wage inequality and conditionally promote economic development. Then the robustness of the basic model is substantiated by the extended model that incorporates the monopolistically competitive feature of the producer services sector.

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  • Pan, Lijun, 2014. "The impacts of education investment on skilled–unskilled wage inequality and economic development in developing countries," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 39(C), pages 174-181.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecmode:v:39:y:2014:i:c:p:174-181
    DOI: 10.1016/j.econmod.2014.02.040
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    Keywords

    Education Investment; Skilled–unskilled wage inequality; Economic development; General equilibrium model;

    JEL classification:

    • H52 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - Government Expenditures and Education
    • J31 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Wage Level and Structure; Wage Differentials
    • O12 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Microeconomic Analyses of Economic Development

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