The geography and determinants of regional human capital in eight Latin America and Caribbean countries

Rowe, Francisco (2013). The geography and determinants of regional human capital in eight Latin America and Caribbean countries. In Juan Cuadrado-Roura and Patricio Aroca (Ed.), Regional Problems and Policies in Latin America (pp. 379-405) Heidelberg, Germany: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-39674-8_17


Author Rowe, Francisco
Title of chapter The geography and determinants of regional human capital in eight Latin America and Caribbean countries
Title of book Regional Problems and Policies in Latin America
Place of Publication Heidelberg, Germany
Publisher Springer
Publication Year 2013
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
DOI 10.1007/978-3-642-39674-8_17
Open Access Status
Series Advances in Spatial Science
ISBN 9783642396731
9783642396748
ISSN 1430-9602
Editor Juan Cuadrado-Roura
Patricio Aroca
Chapter number 17
Start page 379
End page 405
Total pages 27
Total chapters 24
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
There is broad consensus concerning the importance of human capital in economic development (Lucas 1988; Barro 1992). Human capital accumulation stimulates economic growth and development through direct and indirect transmission channels (Lucas 1988; Mathur 1999). A large endowment of highly educated individuals in a region plays a key role in local economic performance, accelerating the rate of technological change, innovations, diffusion inventions and emergence of entrepreneurs (Mathur 1999; Desrochers and Leppäla 2011). Spatial concentration of human capital also promotes knowledge spill overs, enhancing the linkages between new ideas, technology and economic development (Jacobs 1969).
Keyword Latin America and the Caribbean
Human capital
Regional development
Spatial distribution
Q-Index Code B1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

 
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