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Disaggregated Government Expenditure and Education Enrolment in Nigeria

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  • Olawunmi Omitogun

    () (Department of Economics, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Nigeria)

  • Farouq Adekunle Akanni

    () (Department of Economics, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Nigeria)

  • Adedayo Emmanuel Longe

    (Department of Economics, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Nigeria)

  • longeemmanuel28@gmail.com

    () (Department of Economics, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Nigeria)

Abstract

This study investigates how disaggregated government expenditure has an impact on education enrolment in Nigeria within the period 1980 and 2017. The Autoregressive Distributed Lag (ARDL) was used for the parameters estimation. From the findings, in the short-run, capital expenditure components show a negative insignificant impact on education enrolment except for capital expenditure on social service which was insignificantly positive. For recurrent expenditure model, in the short-run, all the expenditure components had a negative impact on education enrolment, but only recurrent expenditure on economic services was significant. In the long-run, while recurrent expenditure influenced education enrolment negatively, others were positive but insignificant. Capital expenditure model error correction test confirms that the components do not correct education enrolment back to equilibrium in the long-run. For recurrent expenditure, the result reveals that the components correct 0.006% of education enrolment back to equilibrium in the long-run.

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  • Olawunmi Omitogun & Farouq Adekunle Akanni & Adedayo Emmanuel Longe & longeemmanuel28@gmail.com, 2019. "Disaggregated Government Expenditure and Education Enrolment in Nigeria," Izvestiya, Varna University of Economics, issue 4, pages 309-326.
  • Handle: RePEc:vrn:journl:y:2019:i:4:p:309-326
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    Keywords

    government expenditure; secondary school enrolment rate; ARDL;

    JEL classification:

    • F10 - International Economics - - Trade - - - General
    • F31 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Foreign Exchange

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