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dc.contributor.authorBecker, Sascha O.en_US
dc.contributor.authorCinnirella, Francescoen_US
dc.contributor.authorWoessmann, Ludgeren_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-10-08en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-05-14T08:20:14Z-
dc.date.available2010-05-14T08:20:14Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/30492-
dc.description.abstractThe trade-off between child quantity and education is a crucial ingredient of unified growth models that explain the transition from Malthusian stagnation to modern growth. We present first evidence that such a trade-off indeed existed before the demographic transition, exploiting a unique census-based dataset of 334 Prussian counties in 1849. Estimating two separate instrumental-variable models that instrument education by landownership inequality and distance to Wittenberg and fertility by previous-generation fertility and sex-imbalance ratio, we find that causation between fertility and education runs both ways. Furthermore, education in 1849 predicts the fertility transition in 1880-1905.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aCenter for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute (CESifo) |cMunichen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aCESifo working paper |x2775en_US
dc.subject.jelI20en_US
dc.subject.jelJ13en_US
dc.subject.jelN33en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordschoolingen_US
dc.subject.keywordfertility transitionen_US
dc.subject.keywordunified growth theoryen_US
dc.subject.keyword19th-century Prussiaen_US
dc.subject.stwFruchtbarkeiten_US
dc.subject.stwBildungsverhaltenen_US
dc.subject.stwAllgemeinbildende Schuleen_US
dc.subject.stwBildungsinvestitionen_US
dc.subject.stwWachstumstheorieen_US
dc.subject.stwDemographischer Übergangen_US
dc.subject.stwPreußenen_US
dc.titleThe trade-off between fertility and education : evidence from before the demographic transitionen_US
dc.type|aWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn610180223en_US
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