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Le mythe de Ferry une analyse cliométrique


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  • Claude Diebolt
  • Magali Jaoul
  • Gilles San Martino


The development of education (essentially primary schooling) has been considered since the beginning of the nineteenth century as a major process and notably characteristic of developed capitalist societies. This being so, in spite of abundant literature devoted to this extremely delicate subject for more than 50years, there has still been no in-depth, quantitative research on the origin of the phenomenon and above all on the historical process that led to it. French research since the end of World War 2 in particular, with fresh work in the field of research on education, has generally merely noted this development, considering the interpretation to be obvious. We have a different conception, considering that the increase in school attendance in France requires a fresh conceptual approach and new empirical and theoretical validation work. For this, our cliometric study of the convergence process of primary education by administrative department in France before the Ferry laws is based on retrospective national accounts and econometric methods.

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Article provided by Dalloz in its journal Revue d'économie politique.

Volume (Year): Volume 115 (2005)
Issue (Month): 4 ()
Pages: 471-497

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Handle: RePEc:cai:repdal:redp_154_0471

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Keywords: education; primary schooling; convergence; retrospective national accounting; cliometrics; econometric history; France;


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  1. Demeulemeester Jean-Luc & Diebolt Claude, 2009. "Education and Growth: What Links for Which Policy?," Working Papers 09-03, Association Française de Cliométrie (AFC).
  2. Combes, Pierre-Philippe & Lafourcade, Miren & Thisse, Jacques-François & Toutain, Jean-Claude, 2011. "The rise and fall of spatial inequalities in France: A long-run perspective," Explorations in Economic History, Elsevier, vol. 48(2), pages 243-271, April.
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