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Growth Accounting for the Chinese Provinces 1990-2000: Incorporating Human Capital Accumulation

  • Xiaolei Qian
  • Russell Smyth

This paper examines the linkage between aggregate real output, capital, labour, education, and productivity within a growth accounting framework for 27 Chinese provinces between 1990 and 2000. The results suggest that human capital has had a significant role in facilitating economic growth of all of the provinces throughout the 1990s. Regional disparities in factor accumulation are also considered. The results suggest that uneven distribution of resources between the coastal and inland provinces increased the regional gap in economic growth throughout the 1990s.

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Volume (Year): 4 (2006)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 21-37

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