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Did Children's Education Matter? Family Migration as a Mechanism of Human Capital Investment: Evidence from Nineteenth Century Bohemia

Klein, Alexander (2011) Did Children's Education Matter? Family Migration as a Mechanism of Human Capital Investment: Evidence from Nineteenth Century Bohemia. Economic History Review, 64 (3). pp. 730-764. ISSN 0013-0117. E-ISSN 1468-0289. (doi:10.1111/j.1468-0289.2010.00542.x) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:45081)

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Abstract

This article analyses the rural–urban migration of families in the Bohemian region of Pilsen in 1900. Using a new 1,300-family dataset from the 1900 population census, the role of children's education in rural–urban migration is examined. The findings indicate that families migrated to the city such that the educational attainment of their children would be maximized, and that there is a positive correlation between family migration and children being apprentices in urban areas. The results suggest that rural–urban migration was powered not only by the exploitation of rural–urban wage gaps but also by aspirations to engage in human capital investment

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1111/j.1468-0289.2010.00542.x
Subjects: H Social Sciences
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Economics
Depositing User: Alexander Klein
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2014 14:40 UTC
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2020 04:10 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/45081 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Klein, Alexander: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9026-3389
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