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A tale of two regimes: Educational Achievement and Institutions in Portugal, 1910-1950

@inproceedings{Palma2012ATO,
  title={A tale of two regimes: Educational Achievement and Institutions in Portugal, 1910-1950},
  author={Nuno Palma and Nova Sbe and Jaime Reis},
  year={2012}
}
Studies have argued that countries which lack democratic forms of government and where the surage is not widespread have lower literacy rates and school enrolment as a consequence. In this paper we question the generality of this result. While we consider the role of insitutions we also take into account demand for human capital accumulation. We use individual-level data from military archives in Portugal in an ordered probit regression in which literacy levels are the dependent variable. Our… 

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