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The effect of colonial and pre-colonial institutions on contemporary education in Africa

Carolyn Chisadza, Leoné Walters and Matthew Clance ()

No 850, Working Papers from Economic Research Southern Africa

Abstract: This paper argues that contrary to previous ï¬ ndings, present-day education outcomes in Africa cannot be independently attributed to colonial or pre-colonial ethnic institutions. We propose that it is instead the complementarity or contention between colonial and precolonial institutions that result in education outcomes we observe today. Using geolocated DHS literacy outcomes for Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, […]

Keywords: Africa; Education; Ethnic Institutions; Labour Market; New-Keynesian; Phillips curve; unemployment; Wage rigidities (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: E12 E2 E24 E26 E31 I25 N17 Z13 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2021-01-01
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