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Human capital development and inclusive growth: Implications for achieving SDG-4 in Nigeria

Oluwadamilola, Oludumila and Akinyemi, Opeyemi and Adediran, Oluwasogo (2018) Human capital development and inclusive growth: Implications for achieving SDG-4 in Nigeria. African Population Studies, 32 (1). pp. 4088-4096.

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Background: This paper examines the relationship between human capital and inclusive growth and how it can be a viable tool for driving the achievement of the Goal-4 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Additionally, the study show that the attainment of SDG Goal-4 can generate more inclusive type of growth through quality education (human capital development). Methods: The study employed annual data from 1981-2015 from the National Statistical Bulletin (2015) and the World Development Indicators (2015). It uses the Error Correction Mechanism (ECM) and Johansen co-integration estimation techniques. Findings: The result shows that human capital is statistically significant and has a long run relationship with the measure of inclusive growth. Conclusion: The paper concluded that the tools indicated under the SDG-4 can help government produce a more inclusive growth through the channel of quality education, skill acquisition and human capital development

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Human capital development, Inclusive growth, Sustainable development goals, education, Johansen co-integration
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 10 Jan 2019 09:44
Last Modified: 10 Jan 2019 09:44

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