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Education and Economic Growth

February 26, 2012 1 minute Read by Four Percent

Robert J. Barro This paper focuses on human capital as a determinant of economic growth. Although human capital includes education, health, and aspects of “social capital,” the main focus of the present study is on education. The analysis stresses the distinction between the quantity of education — measured by years of attainment at various levels — and the quality — gauged by scores on internationally comparable examinations. Read More