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Does urbanization always foster human capital accumulation ?

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The importance of human capital has been crucial in explaining the process of economic development. In the present study, we perform cross-country estimations, measuring the relation between human capital accumulation and urbanization. Using a macro level approach we highlight a U-shaped relation, where urbanization rates below 40 percent deter human capital accumulation. This especially holds for developing countries, raising policy concerns on issues of over-urbanization.

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  • BERTINELLI, Luisito, 2003. "Does urbanization always foster human capital accumulation ?," CORE Discussion Papers 2003040, Universit√© catholique de Louvain, Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE).
  • Handle: RePEc:cor:louvco:2003040
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