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Human Capital Quality in the Brazilian States

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  • Luciano Nakabashi

    () (Department of Economics, Universidade Federal do Paraná)

  • Márcio A. Salvato

    () (Department of Economics, Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Minas Gerais)

Abstract

Quality of human capital seems to be an extremely important feature to be disregarded in the evaluation of this factor impacts on income per worker (rate of growth and level). This is the reason for the emergence of many recent studies which includes some variable that takes into account the quality of human capital. The present study’s goal is to make an empirical analysis by using a human capital proxy that takes into account quantitative and qualitative aspects of this factor to measure with a higher level of accuracy the human capital direct impacts on Brazilian States output level in the years 1970, 1980, 1991, and 2000. The methods employed are Ordinary Least Squares (OLS), Iteratively Reweighted Least Squares (IRLS) and Panel Data regressions.

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  • Luciano Nakabashi & Márcio A. Salvato, 2006. "Human Capital Quality in the Brazilian States," Working Papers 0037, Universidade Federal do Paraná, Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:fup:wpaper:0037
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    Keywords

    Human Capital Quality; Income per Worker; Empirical Analysis of the Brazilian States; Iteratively Reweighted Least Squares; Panel Data;

    JEL classification:

    • C23 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Spatio-temporal Models
    • E13 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - General Aggregative Models - - - Neoclassical
    • O11 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development
    • O41 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - One, Two, and Multisector Growth Models
    • O50 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - General

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