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The interaction of institutional quality and human capital in shaping the dynamics of capital structure in Viet Nam

The aim of this paper is to find which of two theories of capital structure—trade-off theory or pecking order theory—best explains the capital structure decision of non-state firms during the post-transition process in Viet Nam...

Capital Structure Human capital Trade-off theory
Working Paper
The long(er)-term impacts of Chile Solidario on human capital and labour income

This paper examines Chile Solidario, a social protection programme that provides poor households in Chile with preferential access to a conditional cash transfer programme designed to facilitate investments in children’s health and education...

Conditional cash transfers Human capital Labour income
Working Paper
Links between foreign direct investment and human capital formation: Evidence from the manufacturing sector in India

This paper is related to the literature on the effect of foreign direct investment (FDI) on the labour market of host countries...

Foreign Direct Investment Human capital Labour demand
Blog
Migration and the transfer of gender and democratic norms

Despite the large attention received in the global development debate over the past years, gender inequalities still strongly persist throughout the world. Similarly, democratic and equal institutions are far from standing firm in all countries...

Emigration and immigration Human capital Migration, Internal
Working Paper
Human capital inequality and electoral outcomes in South Africa

This paper examines the nature and evolution of horizontal and vertical human-capital inequality in South Africa since the end of apartheid...

Equality and inequality Human capital Voting
In the media
VoxEU policy portal features human capital and growth video series

In July, 2016 UNU-WIDER launched a new video series on human capital and growth in which 12 experts discuss human capital and its relationship to economic and individual growth. This video series is now being featured on the Centre for Economic...

Growth Human capital
Blog
Ending child marriage and closing the education gap

Women in most parts of the developing world are under-represented in the workplace and poorly paid. One reason for this is the gender gap in education – women tend to be less schooled than men...

Education Human capital Women
Blog
Improving adult health increases children’s schooling - evidence from Zambia

Both health and education are essential for reducing poverty. Unfortunately, the two are often interlinked and in many countries both are severely lacking...

Economic growth Education Health
Blog
The relationship between human capital and economic development -status: It’s complicated
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Human capital for development Conventional wisdom on economic growth and development emphasizes the importance of human capital. But is the link between education and income as robust as we think?...

Economic growth Human capital
Working Paper
Gender bias in education during conflict: Evidence from Assam

Using a large-scale novel panel dataset (2005–14) on schools from the Indian state of Assam, we test for the impact of violent conflict on female students’ enrollment rates...

Education Equality and inequality Human capital
Working Paper
Does HIV/AIDS matter for economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa?

Estimating the impact of HIV/AIDS epidemic on economic growth is challenging because of endogeneity concerns...

Economic growth Human capital Macroeconomics
Book Chapter
Capacity Development for Transformation

From the book: Oxford Handbook of Africa and Economics, Vol. 2...

Economic development Human capital Institutional economics
Book Chapter
The Success of Learnerships: Lessons from South Africa’s Training and Education Programme

From the book: African Youth and the Persistence of Marginalization

Economic aspects (Education) Human capital Unemployment
Book Chapter
Tourism and Economic Growth: African Evidence from Panel Vector Autoregressive Framework

Using a panel vector autoregressive model this paper investigates the dynamic and endogeneous contribution of tourism to output based on a sample of 40 African countries for the period 1990–2006...

Economic development Human capital Investments
Working Paper
Public and Private Expenditures on Human Capital Accumulation in India

We study a model of human capital driven growth, where the parent’s human capital serves as a productive input in the child’s human capital production only when that of the former exceeds a minimum level required to intellectually contrib...

Economic growth Education Equality and inequality
Working Paper
Health Shocks and the Intergenerational Transmission of Inequality: Evidence from Andhra Pradesh, India

This paper explores the intergenerational effects of parental health shocks using longitudinal data from the Young Lives project conducted in Andhra Pradesh, India...

Econometric models (Economic development) Economic development projects Health
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