Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/102406
Authors: 
Dimico, Arcangelo
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
QUCEH Working Paper Series 14-07
Abstract: 
Low growth equilibria with low investment in human capital generally tend to persist till an external shock affects the economy. In this paper we use data on Christian missions to proxy a long-lasting educational shock in Africa. We estimate the effect of this shock on the quality of children which we proxy using the rate of underweight children. Consistent with the economic theory we find that the quality of children significantly rises with the exposure to this shock and this indirect effect accounts to almost 4 percent in terms of GDP for districts with the maximal exposure
Subjects: 
Poverty Trap
Christian Missions
Education
Development
JEL: 
O10
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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