On the Human Capital of Inca Indios before and after the Spanish Conquest. Was there a “Pre-Colonial Legacy”?

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dc.contributor.author Juif, Dáci-Tania de_DE
dc.contributor.other Baten, Jörg de_DE
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-08 de_DE
dc.date.accessioned 2014-03-18T10:03:50Z
dc.date.available 2012-02-08 de_DE
dc.date.available 2014-03-18T10:03:50Z
dc.date.issued 2012 de_DE
dc.identifier.other 358553865 de_DE
dc.identifier.uri http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:bsz:21-opus-60289 de_DE
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10900/47895
dc.description.abstract Not only the colonial period, but also the pre-colonial times might have influenced later development patterns. In this study we assess a potential “pre-colonial legacy” hypothesis for the case of the Andean region. In order to analyze the hypothesis, we study the human capital of Inca Indios, using age-heaping-based techniques to estimate basic numeracy skills. We find that Peruvian Inca Indios had only around half the numeracy level of the Spanish invaders. The hypothesis holds even after adjusting for a number of potential biases. Moreover, the finding has also crucial implications for the narrative of the military crisis of the Inca Empire. A number of explanations have been given as to why the Old American Empires were not able to defend their territory against the Spanish invaders in the early 16th century. We add an economic hypothesis to the debate and test it with new evidence: Were the human capital formation efforts of the Inca economy perhaps too limited, making it difficult to react appropriately to the Spanish challenge? en
dc.language.iso en de_DE
dc.publisher Universität Tübingen de_DE
dc.rights ubt-podno de_DE
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dc.rights.uri http://tobias-lib.uni-tuebingen.de/doku/lic_ohne_pod.php?la=en en
dc.subject.classification Humankapital , Inka , Peru de_DE
dc.subject.ddc 330 de_DE
dc.subject.other Human Capital , Age-Heaping , Inca Empire , Inequality , Growth en
dc.title On the Human Capital of Inca Indios before and after the Spanish Conquest. Was there a “Pre-Colonial Legacy”? en
dc.type ResearchPaper de_DE
utue.publikation.fachbereich Wirtschaftswissenschaften de_DE
utue.publikation.fakultaet 6 Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftliche Fakultät de_DE
dcterms.DCMIType Text de_DE
utue.publikation.typ workingPaper de_DE
utue.opus.id 6028 de_DE
utue.publikation.source University of Tübingen Working Papers in Economics and Finance ; 27 de_DE


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