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Higher education and economic development in Africa: a review of channels and interactions.

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While the numbers with completed tertiary level education are low in Africa, both relative to other countries and in absolute terms, they have been growing very rapidly. Three questions are addressed in this paper. The first is how higher education links to other forms of capital accumulation in a process that leads to economic growth. The second is how higher education links to job outcomes, in particular the role of the public sector and self-employment as outcomes for graduates. The third ...

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10.1093/jae/ejr019

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Journal:
Journal of African Economies
Volume:
20
Issue:
Suppl. 3
Publication date:
2011-01-01
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uuid:437b707c-dd0f-4ec4-adbb-1c7d36cd6d9a
Local pid:
oai:economics.ouls.ox.ac.uk:15208
Language:
English

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