Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/149549
Authors: 
Schueler, Ruth
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
Ifo Working Paper 227
Abstract: 
Which role did educational investments play for economic development? Using data on schooling quantity and quality provided by the first and second Prussian census on primary schools and two measures capturing the high and the low end of the income distribution allows applying a value-added approach for industrializing West Prussia. I find that educational investments and in particular teacher unit costs increase income tax per capita substantially while day laborer wages are unaffected. Exploring the sectoral composition of the economy, it is hypothesized that the rising income stems from a shift to higher skilled and higher paid occupations.
Subjects: 
Educational economics
economic development
input output analysis
expenditures
Prussian economic history
JEL: 
N33
I22
H52
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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