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Tertiary Education and Economic Growth


  • Monojit Chatterji


CHATTERJI M. (1998) Tertiary education and economic growth, Reg. Studies 32 , 349-354. The paper investigates the potential importance of tertiary education in the growth process using the standard data in the field. Previous studies have focused largely on primary and secondary education and have calculated growth rates using only two data points. In this paper these potential anomalies are addressed. All available data are used in calculating growth rates and the scope of the education process is widened to include tertiary education. The results suggest that tertiary education may well have an important role to play in the growth process. CHATTERJI M. (1988)L'enseignement superieur et la croissance economique, Reg. Studies 32 , 349-354. Employant des donnees pertinentes, cet article cherche a examiner l'importance eventuelle de l'enseignement superieur pour ce qui est du processus de croissance. Des etudes anterieures ont porte sur l'enseignement primaire et secondaire et ont calcule des taux de croissance a partir de deux dates seulement. Cet article a pour but d'aborder ces anomalies eventuelles. Pour calculer les taux de croissance, on emploie toutes les donnees disponibles et on elargit la portee du processus d'enseignement pour inclure l'enseignement superieur. Les resultats laissent supposer que l'enseignement superieur pourrait jouer un role important dans le processus de croissance. CHATTERJI M. (1998) Der Tertiare Bildungsbereich und Wirtschaftliches Wachstum, Reg. Studies 32 , 349-354. Der vorliegende Aufsatz untersucht die potentielle Bedeutung des tertiaren Bildungsbereichs im Wachstumsprozess mittels Standarddaten auf diesem Gebiet. Fruhere Studien haben sich grossenteils auf den Bereich der Grundschulen und Sekundarschulen konzentriert, und haben Wachstumsraten mit Hilfe von zwei Datenpunkten berechnet. Dieser Aufsatz beschaftigt sich mit solchen potentiellen Anomalien. Es werden alle verfugbaren Daten zur Berechnung eingesetzt, und der Rahmen des Bildungsprozesses durch Einbeziehung des tertiaren Bildungsbereiches erweitert. Die Ergebnisse weisen darauf hin, dass der tertiare Bereich durchaus eine Rolle im Wachstumsprozess spielen konnte.

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  • Monojit Chatterji, 1998. "Tertiary Education and Economic Growth," Regional Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 32(4), pages 349-354.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:regstd:v:32:y:1998:i:4:p:349-354 DOI: 10.1080/00343409850117807

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