Gender equality in human capital and fertility in the European regions in the past

Ralph Hippe, Faustine Perrin

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Sammanfattning

Gender inequality in human capital has been shown to be an important indicator of economic development, but has remained unexplored in a European history perspective. Using a new and large historical database on male and female literacy rates, new evidence is presented on the distribution of gender inequality in human capital in European regions in 1900 and 1960. An analysis is made of the distribution of fertility rates to determine the relationship between gender equality in education and the demographic transition. The results show a reversal of educational fortunes and regional fertility rates. Regions with lower fertility rates in the past tend to display higher rates today.

Originalspråkengelska
Sidor (från-till)166-179
TidskriftInvestigaciones de Historia Economica
Volym13
Nummer3
Tidigt onlinedatum2017 mars 24
DOI
StatusPublished - 2017 okt.

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ)

  • Ekonomisk historia
  • Genusstudier

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