Inequality, low-intensity immigration and human capital formation in the regions of Chile, 1820-1939

Joerg Baten, Manuel Llorca-Jaña

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Abstract

This article traces inequality and numeracy development in the regions of Chile during the 19th and early 20th century. Inequality, measured with anthropometric methods, was associated with a lower speed of human capital formation. Not all talents received the necessary education to make full use of their talent for the regional economy, especially in the south in the early period. However, Chile became slightly less unequal over time and more numerate during the late 19th century. In addition, we study the correlates of low-intensity immigration in Chile. Regions with a relatively high share of North European migrants developed faster in terms of numeracy.

Original languageEnglish
Article number101030
JournalEconomics and Human Biology
Volume43
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2021
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Chile
  • Human Capital
  • Immigration
  • Inequality
  • Numeracy
  • Regions

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