Many theories of economic growth stress the role of human capital in the form of education, but empirical studies have been hampered by inadequate data. We describe a data set on educational attainment for 129 countries over five-year periods from 1960 to 1985. Census/survey figures fill over 40% of the cells, and the remainder are estimated from school-enrollment data by a perpetualinventory method. The data refer to male and female attainment of the adult population at four levels: no schooling, primary, secondary, and higher. We also provide a rough breakdown into incomplete and complete attainment at the three levels of schooling.
|Number of pages||32|
|Journal||Journal of Monetary Economics|
|Publication status||Published - 1993 Dec|
- Economic growth
- Human capital formation
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Economics and Econometrics