Regional Educational Disparities and Employment Development

Authors

  • Mareike Tarazona Deutsches Institut für Internationale Pädagogische Forschung (DIPF), Schlossstraße 29, 60486, Frankfurt am Main, Deutschland

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1007/s13147-010-0057-z

Keywords:

Education, Employment, Human capital, Convergence

Abstract

Education plays a major role for an economy’s growth in economic analysis and theory. However, international studies about the relation between education and economic growth lack valid and comparable data. In studies about regional development, education has received only limited attention. This study analyses the relation between education and employment growth in Germany, and compares various education variables. A regression across 97 German planning regions reveals that the development of several education variables, the capital stock and the working age population demonstrate highly significant coefficients for explaining the development of employment. In particular, a human capital index that includes formal qualification levels of all employees makes a strong explanatory contribution. Furthermore, the study reveals that regional educational disparities increase significantly over time and therefore contribute to a divergent employment development.

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2010-12-31

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Tarazona M. Regional Educational Disparities and Employment Development. RuR [Internet]. 2010 Dec. 31 [cited 2024 May 22];68(6):471–481. Available from: https://rur.oekom.de/index.php/rur/article/view/915