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  • Book Production and the Onset of Modern Economic Growth
Author
  • Jörg Baten
  • Jan Luiten van Zanden
Physical Description
  • preprint
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  • Endogenous growth theory suggests that human capital formation plays a significant role for the ‘wealth and poverty of nations.’ In contrast to previous studies which denied the role of human capital as a crucial determinant of for really long-term growth, we confirm its importance. Indicators of human capital like literacy rates are lacking for the period of 1450-1913; hence, we use per capita book production as a proxy for advanced literacy skills. This study explains how, and to what extent, growth disparities are a function of human capital formation.
  • Book Production, Economic Growth, Human Capital
  • RePEc:upf:upfgen:1030
Language
  • English
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