Education, Poverty and Economic Growth in South Asia: A Panel Data Analysis

Journal of Quality and Technology Management, Volume IX, Issue I, June 2013, Page 131 – 154

24 Pages Posted: 9 Aug 2016

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M. Afzal

University of the Punjab (PU)

Muhammad Shafique

University of Engineering & Technology Lahore (UET)

N. Ahmad

University of Sargodha

Hafiz Qasim

University of the Punjab (PU)

K. Sarwar

Lahore Leads University

Date Written: June 26, 2013

Abstract

The study investigated the linkages between education, poverty and economic growth in Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Panel data for the period of 1995-96 to 2012-13 was used. The findings confirmed positive relationship between education and economic growth, while poverty is found to be inversely related to economic growth for these countries of South Asia. The study recommends that each sample country should adopt poverty reduction and education enhancing policies to accelerate her economic growth. To compete with other countries of the region, Pakistan has to raise her average level of education. These countries should design such policies that engage their population in a more productive uses so that the economic growth of these countries may further be enhanced.

Keywords: Growth, Education, Poverty, Panel Data

JEL Classification: C23, I21, I32, O40

Suggested Citation

Afzal, M. and Shafique, Muhammad and Ahmad, N. and Qasim, Hafiz and Sarwar, K., Education, Poverty and Economic Growth in South Asia: A Panel Data Analysis (June 26, 2013). Journal of Quality and Technology Management, Volume IX, Issue I, June 2013, Page 131 – 154, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2814563

M. Afzal

University of the Punjab (PU)

New Campus
Pakistan
Lahore, Punjab 54000
Pakistan

Muhammad Shafique

University of Engineering & Technology Lahore (UET) ( email )

G.T. Road Lahore
Lahore, 54890
Pakistan

N. Ahmad

University of Sargodha

college road Sargodha
University of Sargodha
Sargodha, PA punjab 40100
Pakistan

Hafiz Qasim (Contact Author)

University of the Punjab (PU) ( email )

New Campus
Pakistan
Lahore, Punjab 54000
Pakistan

K. Sarwar

Lahore Leads University

Lahore
Pakistan

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