Tuition Subsidies in a Model of Economic Growth

Author/Editor:

Philip R. Gerson

Publication Date:

September 1, 1994

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Summary:

This paper examines a two-sector aggregative growth model with human capital and educated unemployment. In the model, a tuition subsidy may lead to a long-run decline in the educated fraction of the population, because it may decrease the long-run per capita stock of physical capital in the economy, tending to reduce the output of the education sector and the incentives for workers to enroll in school. Thus, cuts in education subsidies undertaken by countries in Africa for adjustment reasons may actually lead to long-run increases in the educational attainment of their populations.

Series:

Working Paper No. 94/100

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

September 1, 1994

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451852332/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA1001994

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

24

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