Failure to Launch? The Role of Land Inequality in Transition Delays

35 Pages Posted: 25 Apr 2011 Last revised: 20 Aug 2013

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Andros Kourtellos

University of Cyprus - Department of Economics; University of Bologna - Rimini Center for Economic Analysis (RCEA)

Ioanna Stylianou

University of Cyprus - Department of Economics

Chih Ming Tan

University of North Dakota - College of Business & Public Administration - Department of Economics

Date Written: April 25, 2013

Abstract

This paper provides empirical support for one theory of transition delays: initial land inequality. Using a new historical data set for land inequality (Frankema (2009)) we employ duration analysis to investigate whether higher levels of land inequality lead to longer delays in the extension of primary schooling. Our findings suggest that land inequality is a key determinant of delays in schooling.

Keywords: growth takeoffs, schooling, duration analysis, model uncertainty

JEL Classification: C59, O40, Z12

Suggested Citation

Kourtellos, Andros and Stylianou, Ioanna and Tan, Chih Ming, Failure to Launch? The Role of Land Inequality in Transition Delays (April 25, 2013). European Economic Review, Vol. 62, 2013, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1818323 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1818323

Andros Kourtellos

University of Cyprus - Department of Economics ( email )

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University of Bologna - Rimini Center for Economic Analysis (RCEA) ( email )

Via Patara, 3
Rimini (RN), RN 47900
Italy

Ioanna Stylianou

University of Cyprus - Department of Economics ( email )

75 Kallipoleos Street
P.O. Box 20537
1678 Nicosia
Cyprus

Chih Ming Tan (Contact Author)

University of North Dakota - College of Business & Public Administration - Department of Economics ( email )

293 Centennial Drive Stop 8369
Grand Forks, ND 58202-8369
United States

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