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Educación, competencias básicas y crecimiento de la productividad en España (2000-2013)


  • Lorenzo Serrano

    (Universitat de València & Ivie)


Education helps to increase human capital, but its effect on factor endowments also depends on its quality. This paper analyzes the contribution of human capital to productivity growth in Spain during the period 2000-2013 taking into account the information on levels of skills and competencies of the Spanish adult population offered by PIAAC (Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies). The analysis uses growth accounting techniques and micro-individual data and focuses on the impact of knowledge and associated skills and not just on improvements in educational attainment. The results indicate the existence of substantial problems to convert the improving education levels of the population in equivalent gains of productivity.

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  • Lorenzo Serrano, 2014. "Educación, competencias básicas y crecimiento de la productividad en España (2000-2013)," EKONOMIAZ. Revista vasca de Economía, Gobierno Vasco / Eusko Jaurlaritza / Basque Government, vol. 86(02), pages 154-171.
  • Handle: RePEc:ekz:ekonoz:2014206

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    productivity; education; human capital; basic competencies; PIAAC;

    JEL classification:

    • I25 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Education and Economic Development
    • J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
    • O40 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - General


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