Women Count. Gender (In-)Equalities in the Human Capital Development in Asia, 1900-60

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URI: http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:bsz:21-opus-60402
http://hdl.handle.net/10900/47897
Dokumentart: ResearchPaper
Date: 2012
Source: University of Tübingen Working Papers in Economics and Finance ; 29
Language: English
Faculty: 6 Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftliche Fakultät
Department: Wirtschaftswissenschaften
DDC Classifikation: 330 - Economics
Keywords: Humankapital , Asien , Bildung
Other Keywords:
Human capital , Age-heaping , Education , Gender inequality , Numeracy , Development , Asia
License: Publishing license excluding print on demand
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Abstract:

This paper traces the human capital development of 14 Asian countries for the period of 1900-60, using the age-heaping method. We place special emphasis on the gender gap in numeracy and its determinants. In particular, we test the validity of a ‘U-hypothesis of gender equality’, implying that gender equality in numeracy declines at initial stages of development and increases again with higher numeracy levels. The U-shaped pattern is strongly confirmed by our data.

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