The Role of the Composition of the Human Capital on the Economic Growth: With the Spatial Effect among Provinces in China


Based on the data of China’s 28 provinces and regions during 1987-2007, this paper is trying to explore the role of the composition of the human capital on the economic growth with the spatial effect among provinces. The results indicate that there are significant spatial effects of human capital and economic growth in China; there is a significant positive correlation between the GDP per capita and the average schooling years; when the education of human capital is divided into primary education, secondary education and higher education, only the higher education and the primary education show significantly positive correlation with the GDP per capita.

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Wang, Y. and Ni, C. (2015) The Role of the Composition of the Human Capital on the Economic Growth: With the Spatial Effect among Provinces in China. Modern Economy, 6, 770-781. doi: 10.4236/me.2015.66073.

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