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Rethinking age heaping again for understanding its possibilities and limitations

Joerg Baten (), Giacomo Benati and Sarah Ferber

Economic History Review, 2022, vol. 75, issue 3, 960-971

Abstract: A'Hearn, Delfino, and Nuvolari recently argued in this journal that the indicator function of age heaping for education, and numeracy in particular, is quite limited. In contrast, we show empirically that by applying the methodological elements that were developed over the past decade, age‐heaping‐based numeracy research can be an important tool for economic history.

Date: 2022
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