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Early Human Capital Accumulation and Decentralization

Tchuente, Guy (2022) Early Human Capital Accumulation and Decentralization. In: Monga, Célestin, ed. The Oxford Handbook of the Economy of Cameroon. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-284852-9. (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:94790)

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Decentralization is a centerpiece in Cameroonian's government institutions' design. This chapter elaborates a simple hierarchy model for the analysis of the effects of power devolution. The model predicts the overall positive effects of decentralization with larger effects when the local authority processes useful information on how to better allocate the resources. The estimation of the effects of the 2010's power devolution to municipalities in Cameroon suggests a positive impact of decentralization on early human capital accumulation. The value added by decentralization is the same for Anglophone and Francophone municipalities; the effects of decentralization are larger for advanced levels of primary school.

Item Type: Book section
Uncontrolled keywords: Human Capital, Decentralization, Resources Allocation, Difference-in-Differences design
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Economics
Depositing User: Guy Tchuente Nguembu
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2022 14:53 UTC
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2022 15:51 UTC
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