What is it about?
This paper shows the importance of human capital in Mexico. We study the Mexican states and use a methodology that makes the study comparable to studies for the United States, such as Hanushek, Ruhose and Woessmann (2017), where both the years and the quality of education are included. The study highlights the finding that human capital is the most important factor of production that explains differences in GDP per worker, vs factors such as physical capital and total factor productivity, given that our study shows consistently that more than 40% of the differences in GDP per worker are explained by differences in human capital.
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Why is it important?
It shows that the more important factor for explaining GDP differences in Mexico is human capital and not physical capital or TFP.
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This page is a summary of: Why has there been a fall in child labour and an increase in school attendance in Mexico?, Development Policy Review, November 2021, Wiley, DOI: 10.1111/dpr.12611.
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