Author

Diane S. Sly

Publication Date

1-1-1989

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Porter-Hudak, Susan

Department

Department of Economics

Abstract

The goal of this paper was to study the role of government expenditures on education. Data gathered on states’ GNP and their educational budgets were statistically analyzed. Laboratory work, in the analysis of the data, was performed on Superwylbur’s SAS package. Procedures such as the econometric technique of Wiener-Granger’s Causality testing were also implemented. The major finding was that the direction of causation was not in the direction that most studies concluded, ED->GNP. The results showed causation from GNP->ED. The study was limited to six states due to time and knowledge. Readers should not be discouraged by the limited sample, but should see the paper as a beginning in the progress toward a better understanding of the causation, GNP->ED.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references.

Extent

8 pages, 13 unnumbered pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

Rights Statement

In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.

Alt Title

Econometric techniques applied to the relationship between education and gross national product

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Text

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