Did children’s education matter? : family migration as a mechanism of human capital investment : evidence from nineteenth century Bohemia
Klein, Alexander (2009) Did children’s education matter? : family migration as a mechanism of human capital investment : evidence from nineteenth century Bohemia. Working Paper. Department of Economics, University of Warwick: University of Warwick. The Warwick Economics Research Paper Series (TWERPS), Vol.2009 (No.923).
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This paper analyzes the rural-urban migration of families in the Bohemian region of Pilsen in 1900. Using a new 1300-family dataset from the 1900 population census I examine the role of children‘s education in rural-urban migration. I find that families migrated to the city such that the educational attainment of their children would be maximized and that there is a positive correlation between family migration and children being apprentices in urban areas. The results suggest that rural-urban migration was powered not only by the exploitation of rural-urban wage gaps but also by aspirations to engage in human capital investment.
|Item Type:||Working or Discussion Paper (Working Paper)|
|Subjects:||D History General and Old World > DB Austria|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Economics|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Pilsen (Czech Republic) -- History -- 19th century, Rural-urban migration -- Czech Republic -- Pilsen, Apprentices -- Czech Republic -- Pilsen -- History -- 19th century, Education -- Czech Republic -- Pilsen -- History -- 19th century|
|Series Name:||The Warwick Economics Research Paper Series (TWERPS)|
|Publisher:||University of Warwick|
|Place of Publication:||Department of Economics, University of Warwick|
|Status:||Not Peer Reviewed|
|Access rights to Published version:||Open Access|
|Funder:||European Commission (EC)|
|Grant number:||MRTN-CT-2004-512439 (EC)|
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