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Human Capital Contributions to Economic Growth in India: An Aggregate Production Function Analysis

Indian Journal of Industrial Relations

Volume 44 Issue 3

Published: 2009
Author(s) Name: Jandhyala Viswanath, K L N Reddy & Vishwanath Pandit
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Education is a merit as well as a public good and is associated with large sets of externalities which are often indirect, invisible and nonquantifiable. The modern theory of endogenous growth has brought this out very prominently. Using an aggregate production function approach, the present study estimates the contributions of human capital and physical capital to economic growth in India using cross section data for 26 Indian states and union territories relating to the years 1995-96 and 1998-99. Several alternative specifications of functional forms are estimated and most of them gave robust results. The important finding that emerges from this study is that a strong positive relationship exists between investments in human capital and economic growth. Keywords : contributions of human capital and physical capital, Economic growth in India

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