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Effects of government education and health expenditures on economic growth: a meta-analysis

Effects of government education and health expenditures on economic growth: a meta-analysis

Churchill, Sefa Awawoyi, Yew, Siew Ling and Ugur, Mehmet ORCID: 0000-0003-3891-3641 (2015) Effects of government education and health expenditures on economic growth: a meta-analysis. [Working Paper]

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Abstract

Using a sample of 306 estimates drawn from 31 primary studies, this paper conducts an empirical synthesis of the link between economic growth and government expenditure on education or health using meta-analysis. We also explain the heterogeneity in empirical results. We find that the effect of government education expenditure on growth is positive, whereas the growth effect of government health expenditure is negative. Our meta-regression analysis suggests that factors such as econometric specifications, publication characteristics as well as data characteristics explain the heterogeneity in the literature. We also find no evidence of publication selectivity.

Item Type: Working Paper
Uncontrolled Keywords: government education expenditure; government health expenditure; human capital; economic growth;
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Business > Greenwich Political Economy Research Centre (GPERC)
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Last Modified: 19 Nov 2015 15:15
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/14072

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