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In: Ekonomický časopis/Journal of Economics, vol. 61, no. 4
Menbere Workie Tiruneh

Does Labour Force Education Accelerate the Speed of Convergence? Empirical Evidence from Selected EU Countries

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Year, pages: 2013, 344 - 357
Keywords: labour force education, convergence, economic growth, income disparity, empirical analysis JEL Classification: O18, O47, C23
Article type: Vedecký / Article

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This paper empirically looks at the contribution of labour force education to the speed at which relatively poor economies are converging to the income per capita level of richer economies. While there is a bulk of empirical studies in addressing the links between human capital and economic growth, this paper makes an endeavour to use a less frequently used proxy for human capital, i.e. the education of the labour force at various levels and investigates whether we can explain cross-country variation in economic growth with variation in labour force education. Using the data of EU-26 countries in the period (1995 – 2009) and based on a three-period data and five-year interval non-overlapping panel, the paper finds that labour force education helps countries to grow at a faster rate.

This paper empirically looks at the contribution of labour force education to the speed at which relatively poor economies are converging to the income per capita level of richer economies. While there is a bulk of empirical studies in addressing the links between human capital and economic growth, this paper makes an endeavour to use a less frequently used proxy for human capital, i.e. the education of the labour force at various levels and investigates whether we can explain cross-country variation in economic growth with variation in labour force education. Using the data of EU-26 countries in the period (1995 – 2009) and based on a three-period data and five-year interval non-overlapping panel, the paper finds that labour force education helps countries to grow at a faster rate.

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Workie Tiruneh, M. 2013. Does Labour Force Education Accelerate the Speed of Convergence? Empirical Evidence from Selected EU Countries . In Ekonomický časopis/Journal of Economics, vol. 61, no.4, pp. 344-357. ISSN 0013-3035.

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Workie Tiruneh, M. (2013). Does Labour Force Education Accelerate the Speed of Convergence? Empirical Evidence from Selected EU Countries . Ekonomický časopis/Journal of Economics, 61(4), 344-357. ISSN 0013-3035.