Scandinavian Working Papers in Economics

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University of Aarhus, Aarhus School of Business, Department of Economics

No 07-6: Social trust and the growth of schooling

Christian Bjørnskov ()
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Christian Bjørnskov: Department of Economics, Aarhus School of Business, Postal: The Aarhus School of Business, Prismet, Silkeborgvej 2, DK 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark

Abstract: The paper develops a simple model to exemplify how social trust might affect the growth of schooling through lowering transaction costs associated with employing educated individuals. In a sample of 52 countries, the paper thereafter provides empirical evidence that trust has led to faster growth of schooling in the period 1960-2000. The findings are robust to the inclusion of a set of control variables and being estimated using an instrumental variables approach.

Keywords: Trust; Schooling; Economic development

JEL-codes: J24; O15; Z13

52 pages, January 1, 2007

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