The contribution of human capital formation to post-war economic growth in Ireland

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dc.contributor.authorWalsh, Brendan M.-
dc.date.accessioned2009-12-10T15:27:34Z-
dc.date.available2009-12-10T15:27:34Z-
dc.date.issued1993-05-
dc.identifier.other199308en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10197/1712-
dc.description.abstractFollowing an account of the perceptions of the contribution of education to economic development among Irish policy-makers since the second world war, this paper examines the performance of the Irish economy in the framework of a model of exogenous growth incorporating human capital formation. It is shown that when account is taken of the low level of income at the start of the period and the relatively high rate of human and physical capital accumulation, the Irish growth rate has been relatively low. Possible explanations for this poor performance are explored. Neither the structure of education nor low rates of return to additional years of schooling appear to explain it, but there is evidence that the quality of physical investment has been poor. In addition, high and selective emigration in certain periods may have deprived the country of some of the returns to the increased investment in education undertaken in recent decades.en
dc.description.externalNotesA hard copy is available in UCD Library at GEN 330.08 IR/UNIen
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dc.publisherUniversity College Dublin. School of Economicsen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesUCD Centre for Economic Research Working Paper Seriesen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWP93/8en
dc.relation.isversionofWalsh, B.M. (1993) "The Contribution of Human Capital Formation to Post-war Economic Growth in Ireland". Presented at Human Capital and Post-war European Economic Growth, a CEPR workshop, 12-13 March 1993, Dublinen
dc.subject.classificationN14en
dc.subject.classificationO52en
dc.subject.lcshHuman capital--Irelanden
dc.subject.lcshEconomic development--Effect of education on--Irelanden
dc.subject.lcshIreland--Economic conditions--1949-en
dc.titleThe contribution of human capital formation to post-war economic growth in Irelanden
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dc.statusNot peer revieweden
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