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The Economic Return to Education

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  • Walsh, B.
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    In my contribution to this Symposium I wish to explore two main themes. The first deals with the contribution of education to economic growth at the macro level. In this part I shall discuss the evidence of the importance of eduaction - or human capital formation - as a determinant of the cross-country differences in living standards and rates of economic growth. The second topic I wish to develop is the measurement of the return to education at the level of theindividual. In my review of both themes I shall refer to the policy implications and show how Ireland relates to the international experience.

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    Paper provided by College Dublin, Department of Political Economy- in its series Papers with number 98/5.

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    Length: 16 pages
    Date of creation: 1998
    Handle: RePEc:fth:dublec:98/5
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