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Allocation of human capital and innovation at the frontier: firm-level evidence on Germany and the Netherlands

Eric Bartelsman, Sabien Dobbelaere and Bettina Peters.

in Industrial and Corporate Change

October 2015; p ublished online November 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General; Education and Research Institutions; Technological Change; Research and Development; Economic Development. 23755 words.

This article examines how productivity effects of human capital and innovation vary at different points of the conditional productivity distribution. Our analysis draws upon two large...

Are universities and university research under threat? Towards an evolutionary model of university speciation

Ben R. Martin.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

May 2012; p ublished online April 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Technological Change; Research and Development; Economic History; Education and Research Institutions. 12279 words.

According to some, universities and academic research are under threat. As we move towards a more knowledge-intensive economy, academics face pressures to link their work more closely to...

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Birth Order and Schooling: Theory and Evidence from Twelve Sub-Saharan Countries

Michel Tenikue and Bertrand Verheyden.

in Journal of African Economies

August 2010; p ublished online April 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Household Behaviour and Family Economics; Education and Research Institutions; Economic Development. 12431 words.

This paper examines the impact of birth order on the discrimination between siblings in terms of schooling and child labour. Our dynamic model shows how birth order interacts with current...

Can Free Provision Reduce Demand for Public Services? Evidence from Kenyan Education *

Tessa Bold, Mwangi Kimenyi, Germano Mwabu and Justin Sandefur.

in The World Bank Economic Review

June 2015; p ublished online January 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: National Government Expenditures and Related Policies; Education and Research Institutions; Economic Development. 13847 words.

In 2003 Kenya abolished user fees in all government primary schools. We show that this policy contributed to a shift in demand away from free schools, where net enrollment stagnated after...

Cash Transfers and Child Labor

Jacobus de Hoop and Furio C. Rosati.

in The World Bank Research Observer

August 2014; p ublished online April 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Education and Research Institutions; Development Planning and Policy. 12611 words.

Cash transfer programs are widely used in settings where child labor is prevalent. Although many of these programs are explicitly implemented to improve children's welfare, in theory their...

Child Development in a Changing World: Risks and Opportunities

Jo Boyden, Stefan Dercon and Abhijeet Singh.

in The World Bank Research Observer

August 2015; p ublished online September 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Demographic Economics; Education and Research Institutions; Economics; Economics of Health; Economic Development. 12213 words.

This review explores current understandings of child development and the consequences for children of risk exposure in low- and middle-income countries by integrating empirical evidence...

Child Labour and Schooling Responses to Production and Health Shocks in Northern Mali

Andrew Dillon.

in Journal of African Economies

March 2013; p ublished online October 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Demand and Supply of Labour; Demographic Economics; Education and Research Institutions; Economic Development. 8112 words.

This paper investigates the effect of shocks on children's time in school, home production and market production at the extensive and intensive margins. Production shocks increase the...

Christian Missionaries and Education in Former African Colonies: How Competition Mattered

Francisco A. Gallego and Robert Woodberry.

in Journal of African Economies

June 2010; p ublished online March 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economic Sociology; Economic History; Education and Research Institutions; Labour and Demographic Economics; Economic Development. 10719 words.

Using regional data for about 180 African provinces, we find that measures of Protestant missionary activity in the past are more correlated with schooling variables today than similar...

The Decision to Invest in Child Quality over Quantity: Household Size and Household Investment in Education in Vietnam

Hai-Anh H. Dang and F. Halsey Rogers.

in The World Bank Economic Review

January 2016; p ublished online August 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Education and Research Institutions; Demographic Economics; Economic Development; Economywide Country Studies; Socialist Institutions and their Transitions. 16900 words.

During Vietnam's two decades of rapid economic growth, its fertility rate has fallen sharply at the same time that its educational attainment has risen rapidly—macro trends that are...

Determinants of Grade 12 Pass Rates in the Post-Apartheid South African Schooling System

Haroon Bhorat and Morne Oosthuizen.

in Journal of African Economies

August 2009; p ublished online December 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Education and Research Institutions; Economic Development. 10336 words.

This paper utilises an educational production function approach on post-apartheid data that include both schooling and community-level information, in order to empirically estimate the key...

Diet Quality, Child Health, and Food Policies in Developing Countries

Alok Bhargava.

in The World Bank Research Observer

August 2015; p ublished online November 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Demographic Economics; Education and Research Institutions; Economics of Health; Economic Development; Agricultural, Environmental, and Natural Resource Economics; Agricultural Economics. 12357 words.

Although the importance of diet quality for improving child health is widely recognized, the roles of environmental factors and the absorption of nutrients for children's physical growth...

Differential Fertility, Human Capital, and Development

Tom S. Vogl.

in The Review of Economic Studies

January 2016; p ublished online July 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economic Development; Education and Research Institutions; Demographic Economics. 17669 words.

Using micro-data from 48 developing countries, this article studies changes in cross-sectional patterns of fertility and child investment over the demographic transition. Before 1960,...

Disability, Poverty, and Schooling in Developing Countries: Results from 14 Household Surveys

Deon Filmer.

in The World Bank Economic Review

February 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economic Development; Demographic Economics; Welfare and Poverty; Education and Research Institutions; Economics of Health. 8595 words.

Analysis of 14 household surveys from 13 developing countries suggests that 1–2 percent of the population have disabilities. Adults with disabilities typically live in poorer than average...

Does Aid for Education Educate Children? Evidence from Panel Data

Axel Dreher, Peter Nunnenkamp and Rainer Thiele.

in The World Bank Economic Review

June 2008; p ublished online April 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: International Finance; Economic Development; National Government Expenditures and Related Policies; Education and Research Institutions. 9275 words.

Most of the aid effectiveness literature has focused on the potential growth effects of aggregate aid, with inconclusive results. Considering that donors have repeatedly stressed the...

Does Free Primary Education Narrow Gender Differences in Schooling? Evidence from Kenya

Adrienne M. Lucas and Isaac M. Mbiti.

in Journal of African Economies

November 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Demographic Economics; Education and Research Institutions; National Government Expenditures and Related Policies; Economic Development. 10540 words.

We identify the impact of the 2003 Kenyan Free Primary Education (FPE) programme on gender imbalances in the number of students graduating from primary school and achievement on the primary...

Does human capital generate social and institutional capital? Exploring evidence from South African time series data

Johannes W. Fedderke and John M. Luiz.

in Oxford Economic Papers

October 2008; p ublished online March 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economic Sociology; Education and Research Institutions; Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity; Economic Development. 13675 words.

This paper presents an analysis of the interaction of human capital investment and the development of social and political institutions. We find that human capital matters—for growth...

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Double for Nothing? Experimental Evidence on an Unconditional Teacher Salary Increase in Indonesia

Joppe de Ree, Karthik Muralidharan, Menno Pradhan and Halsey Rogers.

in The Quarterly Journal of Economics

May 2018; p ublished online November 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Wages, Compensation, and Labour Costs; Particular Labour Markets; Education and Research Institutions; Design of Experiments; Economic Development. 17474 words.

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How does a large unconditional increase in salary affect the performance of incumbent employees in the public sector? We present experimental evidence...

Early Academic Performance, Grade Repetition, and School Attainment in Senegal: A Panel Data Analysis

Peter Glick and David E. Sahn.

in The World Bank Economic Review

February 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Education and Research Institutions; Economic Development. 11797 words.

Little is known in developing country environments about how a child's cognitive skills manifested in the first years of schooling are related to later educational success, because the...

Earnings, Schooling, and Economic Reform: Econometric Evidence From Hungary (1986–2004)

Nauro Campos and Dean Jolliffe.

in The World Bank Economic Review

October 2007; p ublished online July 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Education and Research Institutions; Demand and Supply of Labour; Wages, Compensation, and Labour Costs; Economic Development; Economywide Country Studies; Socialist Systems and Transitional Economies. 6967 words.

How does the relationship between earnings and schooling change with the introduction of comprehensive economic reform? This article sheds light on this question using a unique data set and...

Education Quality and Development Accounting

Todd Schoellman.

in The Review of Economic Studies

January 2012; p ublished online August 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Education and Research Institutions; Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity. 12616 words.

This paper measures the role of quality-adjusted years of schooling in accounting for cross-country output per worker differences. While data on years of schooling are readily available,...

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