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Estimation of Average Years of Schooling for Japan, Korea and the United States


  • Godo, Yoshihisa


This paper presents a new dataset of education stock for Japan, Korea and the US. This dataset has three major advantages over exiting ones such as Barro and Lee (2000), Kim and Lau (1995) and Nehru, Swanson and Dubey (1995). First, this paper's dataset covers nearly one hundred years while all the existing dataset do several decades in the postwar period. Second, this paper provides more detailed information such as average years of schooling by gender, age and levels of education. Third, more accuracy is guaranteed by exhaustive study on original dataset and careful treatments.The author hopes that future researchers use this paper's dataset as a 'public good' to analyze the macroeconomic role of education.

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  • Godo, Yoshihisa, 2011. "Estimation of Average Years of Schooling for Japan, Korea and the United States," PRIMCED Discussion Paper Series 9, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University.
  • Handle: RePEc:hit:primdp:9

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    1. Breton, Theodore R., 2015. "Human capital and growth in Japan: Converging to the steady state in a 1% world," Journal of the Japanese and International Economies, Elsevier, vol. 36(C), pages 73-89.

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