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Investment in human capital through institutions of higher education for the revival of Kenya's economy

Nafukho, Frederick; Wawire, Nelson

Abstract:
Despite economic theory postulating that increases in investment in human capital and physical capital leads to increase in economic growth, in the Kenyan case, this has not been true. This paper empirically examines the contribution of human capital and physical capital to economic growth in Kenya. Measures to be undertaken by higher education institutions in revamping Kenya's real economic growth by investing in human resource development are recommended. (Contains 1 table.)

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Title of Paper: Investment in human capital through institutions of higher education for the revival of Kenya's economy
Conference Name: Academy of Human Resource Development International Conference (AHRD)
Conference Date: 2006-02-22
Conference Location: Columbus, OH
Published as Proceedings: no


Date:2006
Document Type:Conference Paper (Not Peer Reviewed)
Subject Area:National Systems and Comparative Studies
Country:Kenya
Keywords:Economic Growth, Higher Education Institutions HEI s, Kenya, Labour Force, Data, Human Resources Development HRD, Human Capital Theory, Economics of Education


File Size:89 KB
Rights:Permission to reproduce this paper was granted by the author
Date Added:24 April 2007


Nafukho, Frederick; Wawire, Nelson (2006). Investment in human capital through institutions of higher education for the revival of Kenya's economy Paper presented at the Academy of Human Resource Development International Conference (AHRD), Columbus, OH, Feb 22-26, 2006

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