Educational Inequality, Economic Growth And Income Distribution In Malaysia

Nor Asriah, Binti Ismail (2008) Educational Inequality, Economic Growth And Income Distribution In Malaysia. [E-LPTA] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This study is undertaken to identify the relationship between the disproportion of education distribution among domestic population as well as the economic growth towards the disparity of income allocation in Malaysia. By using 31 years (1974–2004) data on student enrolment at three levels of educations (EDNEQ), the Gini index, Gross National Product (GNP) growth rate, per capita GNP and annual total population, the variables are tested by employing Augmented Dicky Fuller (ADF) unit root test, Least Square and Correlation Matrix. Consistent with Psacharopoulos (1977) and Lopez (2005), we found that the education variation and growth are positively associated to the income inequality. Then, from the inverse outlook, the income disparity still has a positive relationship to the educational inequality. This study had utilized two models that applied by Psacharopoulos (1977) in evaluating educational difference (EDNEQ), while modifying the regression used by Ram (1981 and 1984) to estimate the inequality of income distribution (YINEQ) among Malaysian households.

Item Type: E-LPTA
Additional Information: Project Report (BEcon Hons) -- Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, 2008
Uncontrolled Keywords: income inequality, educational inequality, economic growth, income allocation, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, undergraduate, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HG Finance
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Economics and Business
Depositing User: Gani
Date Deposited: 12 Mar 2019 01:30
Last Modified: 12 Mar 2019 01:30
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/23879

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