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MUNGARAY LAGARDA, Alejandro; PIMIENTA GALLARDO, Raúl Barutch  and  OCEGUEDA HERNANDEZ, Marco Tulio. Higher education, productivity and economic growth in Mexico between 2004 and 2015. Perf. latinoam. [online]. 2021, vol.29, n.58, 00014.  Epub June 19, 2023. ISSN 0188-7653.

A basic assumption for this study is that higher education generates important economic effects in the middle and long term related to the creation of technology, and the increase of productivity and levels of income. This empirical analysis shows that the public investment in higher education carried out in Mexico between 2004 and 2015 has not satisfactorily boosted the levels of productivity in order to achieve greater economic growth and social welfare. Nevertheless, higher rates of coverage and schooling have indeed had a positive impact on the rise of per capita income.

Keywords : productivity; economic growth; coverage in higher education; schooling; public investment.

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