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Title:Women Count: Gender (in-)equalities in the human capital development in Asia, 1900-60 PDF Logo
Authors:Friesen, Julia
Baten, Jörg
Prayon, Valeria
Issue Date:2012
Series/Report no.:University of Tübingen working papers in economics and finance 29
Abstract:This paper traces the human capital development of 14 Asian countries for the period of 1900-60, using the age-heaping method. We place special emphasis on the gender gap in numeracy and its determinants. In particular, we test the validity of a U-hypothesis of gender equality, implying that gender equality in numeracy declines at initial stages of development and increases again with higher numeracy levels. The U-shaped pattern is strongly confirmed by our data.
Subjects:human capital
age-heaping
education
gender inequality
numeracy
development
asia
JEL:I21
N35
O15
Persistent Identifier of the first edition:urn:nbn:de:bsz:21-opus-60402
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:University of Tübingen Working Papers in Economics and Finance

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