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dc.contributor.authorBhargava, Aloken_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-21T09:27:53Z-
dc.date.available2012-09-21T09:27:53Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.isbn978-92-9230-044-9en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/63295-
dc.description.abstractThis paper estimated models for GDP growth rates, poverty levels, and inequality measures for the period 1990–2000 using data on 54 developing countries at five-yearly intervals. Issues of globalization were investigated by analysing the differential effects of the countries’ exports and imports and by postulating trans-logarithmic models that allow for non-linear effects of literacy levels and measures of openness. The main findings were that literacy rates affected growth rates in a quadratic manner and countries with higher literacy were more likely to benefit from globalization. Second, the model for growth rates showed non-linear and differential effects of the export/GDP and import/GDP ratios. Third, the models indicated that population health indicators such as life expectancy were important predictors of GDP growth rates. Fourth, models for poverty measures showed that poverty was not directly affected by globalization indicators. Finally, the model for Gini coefficients indicated significant effects of ‘medium’ and ‘high’ skilled labour work force, with higher proportions of high-skilled labour implying greater inequality. – globalization ; economic development ; education ; endogeneity ; inequality ; poverty ; non-linearities ; tradeen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherUNU-WIDER Helsinkien_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesResearch Paper, UNU-WIDER, United Nations University (UNU) 2008/04en_US
dc.subject.jelC33en_US
dc.subject.jelC5en_US
dc.subject.jelI3en_US
dc.subject.jelO11en_US
dc.subject.jelO5en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.stwGlobalisierungen_US
dc.subject.stwEntwicklungen_US
dc.subject.stwSozialprodukten_US
dc.subject.stwArmuten_US
dc.subject.stwEinkommensverteilungen_US
dc.subject.stwAnalphabetismusen_US
dc.subject.stwEntwicklungsländeren_US
dc.titleGlobalization, literacy levels and economic developmenten_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn559007000en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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