Food for Thought : Basic Needs and Persistent Educational Inequality

  title={Food for Thought : Basic Needs and Persistent Educational Inequality},
  author={Oded Galor and David Mayer},
We give evidence that human capital accumulation by the poor is only possible if a minimum level of health and well-being has been attained. When families do not have enough resources to invest in the satisfaction of basic needs and health care, and finance is not available for this purpose, a poverty trap exists with low health, education and income. These poverty traps may persist if policies financing education are applied which do not also address deficiencies in nutrition and health… CONTINUE READING


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