Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/102072
Authors: 
Ducanes, Geoffrey M.
Tan, Edita Abella
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
Discussion Paper, School of Economics, University of the Philippines 2014-08
Abstract: 
This paper examines the link between poverty and income, on the one hand, and human capital and location, on the other. In the process, the paper proposes a shift in the household indicator of human capital from the usual education of the household head to the education of the most educated member. The paper finds poverty to be most severe and persistent for households with low human capital, and that the effect of human capital varies substantially across locations. Additionally, the paper finds that low human capital households tend to underinvest in the human capital of school-age members, thus likely perpetuating poverty.
Subjects: 
human capital
poverty
chronic poverty
regional development
enrolment rates
JEL: 
I32
J24
I21
R11
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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