Moderating Role of Government Policy on the Relationship Between Economic Stimulus Programs and Education Development: Empirical Evidence from Kenya

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Edwin Kiptoo Sewerei

Keywords

Economic stimulus programs, education, government policy, education development

Abstract

This study examines how government policy influences the relationship between economic stimulus programs and the development of education. There is limited understanding of this connection, particularly regarding the Northern Rift Economic Bloc in underdeveloped nations such as Kenya. The study utilized an explanatory research methodology and implemented a systematic random sampling strategy. The suggested model is empirically examined using hierarchical regression analysis, based on survey data from 370 respondents. The data was collected in Keiyo South Sub-County using a structured questionnaire. The findings of this study suggest that economic stimulus programs have a beneficial impact on the development of education. In addition, it was discovered that government policy had a negative and statistically significant effect on the association between economic stimulus programs and education development. This implies that government policy has a substantial influence on moderating the connection between economic stimulus programs and healthcare service. Although this research has made valuable additions to the literature, it is important to acknowledge its limitations. Our database encompasses solely one of the forty-seven counties in Kenya. Caution should be exercised when generalizing the conclusions of this study, as it may restrict the extent to which the findings can be applied to other situations. The findings of this study can offer valuable direction for enhancing the quality of life for the residents. The county government should collaborate with stakeholders and Community Based Organizations to educate the citizens about the significance of engaging in the ESP program for their lives. In order to enhance educational growth, it is imperative to construct additional hospitals to ensure convenient access to medical services, hence promoting greater ESP involvement. This study contributes to the expanding body of research by investigating the role of government policy as a moderator in the relationship between economic stimulus programs and education progress in the specific context of the education sector in Kenya.

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