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Education, Human Capital, and Growth: A Personal Perspective

  • Zvi Griliches

This paper reviews the literature on the relationship of economic growth to the education levels of the labor force. The emphasis is on Ben-Porath's contribution to some of the issues in this field: the endogeneity of schooling, the role of the public sector as an `absorber' of educated labor, and the importance of personal human capital created by investments in reputation and personal relationships, the F-connection.

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Paper provided by National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc in its series NBER Working Papers with number 5426.

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Date of creation: Jan 1996
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Publication status: published as Journal of Labor Economics, 15(1), pt.2, 1997, S330-S344.
Handle: RePEc:nbr:nberwo:5426
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