Human Capital and the Changing Structure of the Indian Economy

Amin, Mohammad ; Mattoo, Aaditya

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Abstract

Using panel data for the fourteen major states of India over the 1980-2000 period, the authors estimate the effect of human capital endowment on the performance of the state economies. They find that greater availability of skilled workers had a positive and significant impact on output in the service sectors. They do not find any such effect for the manufacturing sectors. The paper shows that the differential effect on services and manufacturing arises because service sectors are more skill intensive.

Document type: Working paper
Place of Publication: Washington, D.C.
Date: 2008
Version: Secondary publication
Date Deposited: 1 July 2015
Number of Pages: 31
Faculties / Institutes: Miscellaneous > Individual person
DDC-classification: Economics
Controlled Subjects: Indien, Wirtschaft, Humankapital
Uncontrolled Keywords: Indien, Humankapital, Wirtschaftsstruktur, Geschichte 1980-2000 / India, Human Capital, Economic Structure, History 1980-2000
Subject (classification): Education and Research
Economics
Countries/Regions: India
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