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DIAZ BAUTISTA, Alejandro. Convergence and economic growth in Mexico. Frontera norte [online]. 2000, vol.12, n.24, pp.85-110. ISSN 2594-0260.

Recently, much attention has been paid in the literature on economic growth to the phenomenon of conditional convergence or the tendency of regional economies with lower level incomes to grow faster, conditional on their rate of factor accumulation. This study uses the standard neoclassical growth theory, to obtain the empirical approximation of the convergence hypothesis to human capital between the 31 states and the Federal District in Mexico, using educational indices. The study finds that the annual rate of convergence of human capital per capita to Mexico ranges from 3.55% to 4.58%. It also estimates the convergence of income per capita conditional on human capital variables.

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