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Altrusim. Education Subsidy and Growth

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  • Armellini, Mauricio
  • Basu, Parantap

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An optimal education subsidy formula is derived using an overlapping generations model with parental altruism. The model predicts that public education subsidy is greater in economies with lesser parental altruism because a benevolent government has to compensate for the shortfall in private education spending of less altruistic parents with a finite life. On the other hand, growth is higher in economies with greater parental altruism. Cross-country regressions using the World Values Survey for altruism lend support to our model predictions. The model provides insights about the reasons for higher education subsidy in richer countries.

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  • Armellini, Mauricio & Basu, Parantap, 2010. "Altrusim. Education Subsidy and Growth," MPRA Paper 23653, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    Keywords

    Human Capital; Altrusim; Education Subsidy;

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    • D90 - Microeconomics - - Micro-Based Behavioral Economics - - - General

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