Investigating the effects of macroeconomic variables on demand for university education in Ghana

Hadrat M. Yusif, Ishak Yussof, Zulkifly Osman

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Abstract

This paper investigates the impact of macroeconomic variables on university enrolments in Ghana using the Autoregressive Distributed Lag (ARDL) framework. We showed that there is a systematic positive correlation between GNI per capita and tertiary education enrolment. We also found that government grant to universities has a significant positive impact on enrolment. No evidence is found that minimum wage has significant effect on enrolment decisions. Important policy implications arising from our results include but not limited to improving access to university education and manpower planning in Ghana.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)427-436
Number of pages10
JournalEuropean Journal of Social Sciences
Volume13
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2010

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Keywords

  • Economic development
  • Enrolments
  • Higher education

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  • Social Sciences(all)

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Investigating the effects of macroeconomic variables on demand for university education in Ghana. / Yusif, Hadrat M.; Yussof, Ishak; Osman, Zulkifly.

In: European Journal of Social Sciences, Vol. 13, No. 3, 03.2010, p. 427-436.

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