Failure to Launch? The Role of Land Inequality in Transition Delays
35 Pages Posted: 25 Apr 2011 Last revised: 20 Aug 2013
Date Written: April 25, 2013
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
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