Did children's education matter? Family migration as a mechanism of human capital investment : evidence from nineteenth-century Bohemia
Klein, Alexander, Dr.. (2011) Did children's education matter? Family migration as a mechanism of human capital investment : evidence from nineteenth-century Bohemia. The Economic History Review, Vol.64 (No.3). pp. 730-764. ISSN 0013-0117Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-0289.2010.00542.x
This article analyses the rural-urban migration of families in the Bohemian region of Pilsen in 1900. Using a new 1,300-family dataset from the 1900 population census, the role of children's education in rural-urban migration is examined. The findings indicate 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:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||D History General and Old World > DB Austria
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
L Education > LC Special aspects of education
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Economics|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Human capital -- Czech Republic -- Bohemia -- History -- 19th century, Education -- Economic aspects -- Czech Republic -- Bohemia -- History -- 19th century, Rural-urban migration -- Czech Republic -- Bohemia -- History -- 19th century, Bohemia (Czech Republic) -- Economic conditions -- 19th century|
|Journal or Publication Title:||The Economic History Review|
|Publisher:||Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.|
|Official Date:||August 2011|
|Page Range:||pp. 730-764|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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