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Tuesday, 28 February 2012
Education and economic development: evidence from the industrial revolution
In this short audio from VoxEU.org Sascha Becker of the University of Warwick talks to Romesh Vaitilingam about his research on the important role that formal education played in facilitating industrialisation in nineteenth century Prussia. They also discuss the relationship between education and fertility, and historical evidence in support of ‘unified growth theory’.