Women Count: Gender (in-)equalities in the human capital development in Asia, 1900-60
AbstractThis paper traces the human capital development of 14 Asian countries for the period of 1900-60, using the age-heaping method. We place special emphasis on the gender gap in numeracy and its determinants. In particular, we test the validity of a U-hypothesis of gender equality, implying that gender equality in numeracy declines at initial stages of development and increases again with higher numeracy levels. The U-shaped pattern is strongly confirmed by our data. --
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Date of creation: 2012
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human capital; age-heaping; education; gender inequality; numeracy; development; asia;
Find related papers by JEL classification:
- I21 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Analysis of Education
- N35 - Economic History - - Labor and Consumers, Demography, Education, Health, Welfare, Income, Wealth, Religion, and Philanthropy - - - Asia including Middle East
- O15 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Economic Development: Human Resources; Human Development; Income Distribution; Migration
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- NEP-ALL-2012-02-20 (All new papers)
- NEP-CWA-2012-02-20 (Central & Western Asia)
- NEP-HIS-2012-02-20 (Business, Economic & Financial History)
- NEP-HRM-2012-02-20 (Human Capital & Human Resource Management)
- NEP-LAB-2012-02-20 (Labour Economics)
- NEP-SEA-2012-02-20 (South East Asia)
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