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Technology-Skill Complementarity in Early Phases of Industrialization

Raphael Franck () and Oded Galor ()

No 23197, NBER Working Papers from National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc

Abstract: The research explores the effect of industrialization on human capital formation. Exploiting exogenous regional variations in the adoption of steam engines across France, the study establishes that, in contrast to conventional wisdom that views early industrialization as a predominantly deskilling process, the industrial revolution was conducive for human capital formation, generating wide-ranging gains in literacy rates and educational attainment.

JEL-codes: N33 N34 O14 O33 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017-02
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