The Role of Education in Economic Development: A Theoretical Perspective

7 Pages Posted: 28 May 2008


Education in every sense is one of the fundamental factors of development. No country can achieve sustainable economic development without substantial investment in human capital. Education enriches people's understanding of themselves and world. It improves the quality of their lives and leads to broad social benefits to individuals and society. Education raises people's productivity and creativity and promotes entrepreneurship and technological advances. In addition it plays a very crucial role in securing economic and social progress and improving income distribution.

Keywords: Human Development, Economic Growth, Poverty, Labour Productivity, Education, Technology, Trade, Health

JEL Classification: I2, O1

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Ozturk, Ilhan, The Role of Education in Economic Development: A Theoretical Perspective. Available at SSRN: or

Ilhan Ozturk (Contact Author)

Cag University ( email )


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