Government spending Reformation, Human Capital and Economic Growth in Malaysia: Education and Healthcare

Chan, Mei Chee (2022) Government spending Reformation, Human Capital and Economic Growth in Malaysia: Education and Healthcare. [Final Year Project Report] (Unpublished)

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The study aims to investigate the role of government spending on the relevant human capital components in the economic performance of Malaysia by adopting secondary data published by the Department of Statistics Malaysia, the Economic Planning Unit and the United Nation Development Programme. Time-series estimation was adopted to analyze the data. Using GDP as the dependent variable, government spending on education and healthcare along with the human development index as the independent variable this study sought to explore the significant role of government spending towards economic growth from the human capital aspect. The empirical analysis is done using the Unit Root Tests, Autoregressive Distributed Lag (ARDL) estimation, and Toda-Yamamoto Causality Test to investigate the integration order as well as existence of a relationship between the variable in the model. The study reveals significant long-run positive relationship between government spending on healthcare and the human development index with the GDP. A negative significant relationship between government spending on education to GDP was found. Next, no causality is detedted between government spending and the human development index. Plus, there is causality detected from education spending towards healthcare spending. The results are thus in favor of drastic changes adoption to improve the education and healthcare system to align witht the current demand.

Item Type: Final Year Project Report
Additional Information: Project Report (B.Sc.) -- Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, 2022.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Government Spending Reformation, Human Capital, Economic Growth, Education, Healthcare, Malaysia
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HG Finance
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Economics and Business
Faculties, Institutes, Centres > Faculty of Economics and Business
Depositing User: Unai
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2022 08:30
Last Modified: 22 Feb 2023 05:59

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