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Inequality, education and growth in Malaysia

Abdullah, Abdul Jabbar 2012, Inequality, education and growth in Malaysia, Ph.D. thesis, School of Accounting, Economics & Finance, Deakin University.

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Title Inequality, education and growth in Malaysia
Author Abdullah, Abdul Jabbar
Institution Deakin University
School School of Accounting, Economics & Finance
Faculty Faculty of Business & Law
Degree type Research doctorate
Degree name Ph.D.
Thesis advisor Doucouliagos Chris
Manning Elizabeth
Date submitted 2012-11
Keyword(s) Income inequality
Education
Economic growth
Malaysia
Economic development
Democracy
Summary This thesis explores some of the associations between income inequality, education and economic growth. In addition, the thesis also explores the effects of democracy and regime duration on growth. The analysis is conducted at three levels: for Malaysia as a nation using time series data, for a panel of Malaysian states and for a panel of Southeast Asian countries. The main empirical tools applied are metaregression analysis and panel data econometrics. Specifically, the thesis explores the following associations: (i) the effect of education on inequality; (ii) the effect of economic development and economic growth on inequality; (iii) the effect of education on growth; (iv) the effect of inequality on growth; (v) the effect of democracy on growth; and (vi) the effect of regime duration on growth.
Language eng
Field of Research 140299 Applied Economics not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 930599 Education and Training Systems not elsewhere classified
Description of original xv, 248 p. : illustrations, graphs : bibliographical references
Dewey Decimal Classification 306.432
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Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30056571

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