Three Essays in Economics of Education and Economic History

Bai, Yu (2019) Three Essays in Economics of Education and Economic History, [Dissertation thesis], Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna. Dottorato di ricerca in Economics, 31 Ciclo. DOI 10.6092/unibo/amsdottorato/8805.
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This dissertation consists of three essays in Economics of Education and Economic History. The first essay “Disentangling the Effects of Education on Health: A Sibling-pair Analysis” examines the causal effect of education on long-run physical health, using survey data on matched siblings. The second chapter “Good Bye Chiang Kai-shek? The Long-Lasting Effects of Education under the Authoritarian Regime in Taiwan” analyzes whether experiencing an authoritarian regime at an early age have long-lasting effects on people’s political outcomes, such as political attitudes, voting behavior, and national identity? The third chapter “Quantity-Quality Trade-off in Northeast China during the Qing Dynasty” paints a detailed picture of how, in the absence of an industrialization process, the regional popularization of education shaped the trade-off between human capital and fertility decisions in Northeast China during the Qing Dynasty.

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Bai, Yu
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Parole chiave
Education; Siblings; Health outcomes; Returns to schooling; The Cultural Revolution; An Authoritarian Regime; Political attitude; The long-term effects; Contemporary Economic History; Quantity-Quality Trade-off; Birth Controls; Tai- wan; China; Ancient China
Data di discussione
19 Marzo 2019

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