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Disaggregated Government Expenditure and Education Enrolment in Nigeria

Olawunmi Omitogun (), Farouq Adekunle Akanni (), Adedayo Emmanuel Longe and Longeemmanuel28@gmail.com ()
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Olawunmi Omitogun: Department of Economics, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Nigeria
Farouq Adekunle Akanni: Department of Economics, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Nigeria
Adedayo Emmanuel Longe: Department of Economics, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Nigeria
Longeemmanuel28@gmail.com: Department of Economics, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Nigeria

Izvestiya, 2019, issue 4, 309-326

Abstract: This study investigates how disaggregated government expenditure has an impact on education enrolment in Nigeria within the period 1980 and 2017. The Autoregressive Distributed Lag (ARDL) was used for the parameters estimation. From the findings, in the short-run, capital expenditure components show a negative insignificant impact on education enrolment except for capital expenditure on social service which was insignificantly positive. For recurrent expenditure model, in the short-run, all the expenditure components had a negative impact on education enrolment, but only recurrent expenditure on economic services was significant. In the long-run, while recurrent expenditure influenced education enrolment negatively, others were positive but insignificant. Capital expenditure model error correction test confirms that the components do not correct education enrolment back to equilibrium in the long-run. For recurrent expenditure, the result reveals that the components correct 0.006% of education enrolment back to equilibrium in the long-run.

Keywords: government expenditure; secondary school enrolment rate; ARDL (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F10 F31 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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