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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...

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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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