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Social trust and the growth of schooling

Christian Bjrnskov
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Economics of Education Review, 2009, vol. 28, issue 2, 249-257

Abstract: The paper develops a simple model to examine how social trust might affect the growth of schooling through lowering transaction costs associated with employing educated individuals. In a sample of 52 countries, the paper thereafter provides empirical evidence that trust has led to faster growth of schooling in the period 1960-2000. The findings are robust to the inclusion of a set of control variables and being estimated using an instrumental variables approach.

Keywords: Trust; Schooling; Economic; development (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2009
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