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The impact of education on economic growth: The case of Malaysia


Abdul Latif, Nurul Wahilah and Mohamed Yusof, Nor Yusma (2007) The impact of education on economic growth: The case of Malaysia. In: The 5th ASEAN Symposium on Educational Management and Leadership (ASEMAL 5), 18-19 August 2007, Legend Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This paper studies the relationship between education and economic growth in Malaysia. We examine the relationship between educational variables and gross domestic product (GDP). This paper focuses on human capital as a one of determinant of economic growth. The problem statement of this study was that, does the education attainment of the population can help to increase the economic growth? Our main result suggest that there exists a co-integrating relationship between education as measured by enrollments rates in primary, secondary and higher education and the GDP per capita. Malaysian annual data were collected over twenty six-year period starting from 1980 up to 2005. The Methodology employed is the standard co-integration analysis.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Jointly organized by Faculty of Cognitive Sciences and Education, Universiti Utara Malaysia and Ministry of Education Malaysia
Uncontrolled Keywords: Education, Human Capital, Economic growth
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: College of Arts and Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs. Juwita Johari
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2010 02:52
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2010 02:52
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/1626

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