Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/55451
Authors: 
Friesen, Julia
Baten, Jörg
Prayon, Valeria
Year of Publication: 
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
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Document Type: 
Working Paper

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