Colonial Mestizaje and its Consequences for Human Capital and Early Twentieth Century Regional Industrialization in Colombia
This paper quantitatively shows that the 1945 regional differences in the degree of development of manufacturing industry are explained by human capital accumulation prior to industrial development. Human capital accumulation was more intense in the regions with higher presence of non white free population - the Free of all Colors" caste - at the end of the colonial times. Once the country began industrializing at the beginning of the twentieth century the former "Free of all Colors" regions were better prepared to adapt and to use the industrial technology and hence manufacturing industry rose with greater strength in those regions. "
|Date of creation:||06 Sep 2012|
|Date of revision:|
|Contact details of provider:|| |
References listed on IDEAS
Please report citation or reference errors to , or , if you are the registered author of the cited work, log in to your RePEc Author Service profile, click on "citations" and make appropriate adjustments.:
- Summerhill, William, 2010. "Colonial Institutions, Slavery, Inequality, and Development: Evidence from São Paulo, Brazil," MPRA Paper 22162, University Library of Munich, Germany.
- Adolfo Meisel Roca, 1999. "¿Por qué perdió la costa Caribe el siglo XX?," DOCUMENTOS DE TRABAJO SOBRE ECONOMÍA REGIONAL 003823, BANCO DE LA REPÚBLICA - ECONOMÍA REGIONAL.
- Sánchez, Fabio & López-Uribe, María del Pilar & Fazio, Antonella, 2010.
"Land Conflicts, Property Rights, and the Rise of the Export Economy in Colombia, 1850–1925,"
The Journal of Economic History,
Cambridge University Press, vol. 70(02), pages 378-399, June.
- Fabio Sánchez Torres & Antonella Fazio Vargas & María del Pilar López-Uribe, 2006. "Land Conflict, Property Rights, and the Rise of the Export Economy in Colombia, 1850-1925," DOCUMENTOS CEDE 005103, UNIVERSIDAD DE LOS ANDES-CEDE.
- Sascha O. Becker & Erik Hornung & Ludger Woessmann, 2011.
"Education and Catch-Up in the Industrial Revolution,"
American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics,
American Economic Association, vol. 3(3), pages 92-126, July.
- Becker, Sascha O. & Hornung, Erik & Wößmann, Ludger, 2011. "Education and catch-up in the industrial revolution," Munich Reprints in Economics 20261, University of Munich, Department of Economics.
- Adolfo Meisel Roca, 1987. "¿Por qué se disipó el dinamismo industrial de Barranquilla?," Lecturas de Economía, Universidad de Antioquia, Departamento de Economía, issue 23, pages 57-84.
When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:col:000089:010015. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Universidad De Los Andes-Cede)
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.