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An Analysis of Public Expenditure on Education in Pakistan

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  • Fazal Husain

    (Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, Islamabad.)

  • Muhammad Ali Qasim

    (Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, Islamabad.)

  • Khalid Hameed Sheikh

    (Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, Islamabad.)

Abstract

Achieving economic growth is an important goal of any country. However, in recent years it has increasingly been realised that economic growth is a necessary but not a sufficient condition for human development. Pakistan provides a good example of a country which has historically enjoyed a respectable GDP growth rate and yet failed to translate this positive development into a satisfactory level of human development. Since its independence in 1947, Pakistan’s development policies have focused primarily on realising high economic growth and only incidentally on the task of providing social necessities. Such a process has given rise to a structure of production and distribution which has been only indirectly responsive to social goals. However, there is now a growing realisation that we could have done much better had we stressed human resource investments relatively more.

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  • Fazal Husain & Muhammad Ali Qasim & Khalid Hameed Sheikh, 2003. "An Analysis of Public Expenditure on Education in Pakistan," The Pakistan Development Review, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, vol. 42(4), pages 771-780.
  • Handle: RePEc:pid:journl:v:42:y:2003:i:4:p:771-780
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    1. Khwaja Sarmad & Fazal Husain & G. M. Zahid, 1989. "The Education Sector in Pakistan," PIDE-Working Papers 1989:156, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics.
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    1. Qaisar Abbas & James Foreman-Peck, 2008. "Human Capital and Economic Growth: Pakistan, 1960-2003," Lahore Journal of Economics, Department of Economics, The Lahore School of Economics, vol. 13(1), pages 1-27, Jan-Jun.
    2. Syed Shujaat AHMED & Asif JAVED, 2017. "The Effect of Public Sector Development Expenditures and Investment on Economic Growth: Evidence from Pakistan," Journal of Economics and Political Economy, KSP Journals, vol. 4(2), pages 203-214, June.
    3. Ahmed Nawaz Hakro & Muhammed Akram, 2007. "The Incidence of Government Expenditures on Education and Health: Microeconomic Evidence from Pakistan," Lahore Journal of Economics, Department of Economics, The Lahore School of Economics, vol. 12(2), pages 27-48, Jul-Dec.

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