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dc.contributor.authorDreger, Christianen_US
dc.contributor.authorErber, Georgen_US
dc.contributor.authorGlocker, Danielaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-22en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T11:54:44Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T11:54:44Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.piurn:nbn:de:101:1-20090119152en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/35640-
dc.description.abstractThe accumulation of the human capital stock plays a key role to explain the macroeconomic performance across regions. However, despite the strong theoretical support for this claim, empirical evidence has been not very convincing, probably because of the low quality of the data. This paper provides a robustness analysis of alternative measures of human capital available at the level of EU NUTS1 and NUTS2 regions. In addition to the univariate measures, composite indicators based on different construction principles are proposed. The analysis shows a significant impact of construction techniques on the quality of indicators. While composite indicators and labour income measures point to the same direction of impact, their correlation is not overwhelmingly high. Moreover, popular indicators should be applied with caution. Although schooling and human resources in science and technology explain some part of the regional human capital stock, they cannot explain the bulk of the experience.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA discussion papers 3919en_US
dc.rights.accessrightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess-
dc.subject.jelI20en_US
dc.subject.jelO30en_US
dc.subject.jelO40en_US
dc.subject.jelO52en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordHuman capital indicatorsen_US
dc.subject.keywordregional growthen_US
dc.subject.stwHumankapitalen_US
dc.subject.stwBildungsinvestitionen_US
dc.subject.stwMessungen_US
dc.subject.stwIndexen_US
dc.subject.stwRegionales Wachstumen_US
dc.subject.stwEU-Staatenen_US
dc.titleRegional measures of human capital in the European Unionen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn589801503en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
dc.relation.projectidinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/FP7/216813-
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