Human capital and natural resource dependence

Dong-Hyeon Kim, Shu Chin Lin

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This paper offers an evaluation of the contribution of natural resource dependence to human capital. Two aspects of human capital are examined: education and health. Using a panel time series approach and a large cross-country dataset, it finds that natural resource dependence improves education but worsens health. It is also found that agricultural exports lower education and health whereas non-agricultural primary exports promote both. Finally, large differences in the relationships are detected across countries, depending upon a country's economic and sociopolitical institutions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)92-102
Number of pages11
JournalStructural Change and Economic Dynamics
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Mar 1


  • Education
  • Health
  • Heterogeneous panels
  • Natural resource dependence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics and Econometrics


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