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Impact of Human Capital on Economic Growth in Nigeria

Impact of Human Capital on Economic Growth in Nigeria

Impact of Human Capital on Economic Growth in Nigeria

Content Structure of Impact of Human Capital on Economic Growth in Nigeria

  • The abstract contains the research problem, the objectives, methodology, results, and recommendations
  • Chapter one of this thesis or project materials contains the background to the study, the research problem, the research questions, research objectives, research hypotheses, significance of the study, the scope of the study, organization of the study, and the operational definition of terms.
  • Chapter two contains relevant literature on the issue under investigation. The chapter is divided into five parts which are the conceptual review, theoretical review, empirical review, conceptual framework, and gaps in research
  • Chapter three contains the research design, study area, population, sample size and sampling technique, validity, reliability, source of data, operationalization of variables, research models, and data analysis method
  • Chapter four contains the data analysis and the discussion of the findings
  • Chapter five contains the summary of findings, conclusions, recommendations, contributions to knowledge, and recommendations for further studies.
  • References: The references are in APA
  • Questionnaire.


Abstract of Impact of Human Capital on Economic Growth in Nigeria

A nation can not experience economic growth with out human capital. And for human capital to actually have any impact on economic growth some investments have to be made. Investment in human capital consists of; investment in education, training, health and other social services that will help in enhancing the productive capacity of labour. This project examines the impact of human of capital on economic growth in Nigeria from 1977-2004. The study used the ordinary least square technique (OLS) to determine the relationship between human capital and economic growth. The research result shows that foreign direct investment does not have much impact on economic growth while human capital which was proxied by total government expenditure, labour and gross capital formation, has an impact on economic growth. 
Comparing Nigeria to most countries we can see that the rate of investment in human capital is low. Therefore in order to increase its formation and thereby accelerate economic growth, much attention should be paid to expenditure on education, health and other socio-economic infrastructure that will enhance the productivity of labour. Attempts should be made t restructure the educational system too meet the challenges of the society. The government should furthermore try to ensure a stable macroeconomic environment that will encourage increased investment in human capital by private bodies, religious organization and individuals.

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Overview of Impact of Human Capital on Economic Growth in Nigeria


            Chapter 1:  Introduction
1.1 Background of the study                                                                   
1.2 Statement of the Problem                                                                 
1.3 Objective of Study                                                                            
1.4 Significance of Study                                                                        
1.5 Research questions                                                                         
1.6 Research Hypothesis                                                                                
1.7 Research Methodology                                                                     
1.8 Sources of data                                                                               
1.9 Scope of study                                                                                
1.10 Outline of chapters                                                                         

Chapter 2: Literature Review
2.0 Concept of Human Capital                                                                       
2.1 Empirical Investigations on the Works of Human Capital                             
2.2 Education in Nigeria                                                                                

Chapter 3: Research Methodology
3.1 Introduction                                                                                     
3.2 Nature of Research Method                                                               
3.3 Research Design                                                                             
– Model specification
– Data Sources
– Research Instruments
3.4 Method of Data Presentation and Analysis                                         

Chapter 4: Data Analysis and Interpretation
4.1 Introduction                                                                                     
4.2 Presentation of Data                                                                         
4.3 Data Analysis and Results                                                                
4.4 Testing of Hypothesis and Discussion of Results                                

Chapter 5: Summary and Conclusion
5.1 Summary of work                                                                             
5.2 Findings (i) Theoretical Findings                                                        
(ii) Empirical findings
5.3 Recommendations                                                                           
5.4 Conclusion                                                                                      
– Limitation of studies
– Suggestions for further studies.  

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