Financing human development for sectorial growth: a time series analysis

  • Olatunji A. SHOBANDE University of Lagos
  • Charles C. ETUKOMENI University of Lagos
Keywords: Human capital, Development, Sectorial, Education, health


The role which financing human development plays in fostering the sectorial growth of an economy cannot be undermined. It is a key instrument which can be utilized to alleviate poverty, create employment and ensure the sustenance of economic growth and development. Thus financing human development for sectorial growth has taken the center stage of economic growth and development strategies in most countries. In a constructive effort to examine the in-depth relationship between the variables in the Nigerian space, this paper provides evidence on the impact of financing human development and sectorial growth in Nigeria between 1982 and 2016, using the Johansen co-integration techniques to test for co-integration among the variables and the Vector Error Correction Model (VECM) to ascertain the speed of adjustment of the variables to their long run equilibrium position. The analysis shows that a long and short run relationship exists between financing human capital development and sectorial growth during the period reviewed. Therefore, the paper argues that for an active foundation for sustainable sectorial growth and development, financing human capital development across each unit is urgently required through increased budgetary allocation for both health and educational sectors since they are key components of human capital development in a nation.

Author Biographies

Olatunji A. SHOBANDE, University of Lagos

Department of Economics

Faculty of Social Sciences

PhD candidate

Charles C. ETUKOMENI, University of Lagos

Department of Economics,

Faculty of Social Sciences

PhD candidate


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How to Cite
SHOBANDE, O., & ETUKOMENI, C. (2017). Financing human development for sectorial growth: a time series analysis. Timisoara Journal of Economics and Business, 10(1), 51-67.