Human Capital Formation During the First Industrial Revolution: Evidence from the Use of Steam Engines

@article{Pleijt2018HumanCF,
  title={Human Capital Formation During the First Industrial Revolution: Evidence from the Use of Steam Engines},
  author={Alexandra M. de Pleijt and A. Nuvolari and Jacob Weisdorf},
  journal={CEPR Discussion Paper Series},
  year={2018}
}
  • Alexandra M. de Pleijt, A. Nuvolari, Jacob Weisdorf
  • Published 2018
  • Engineering
  • CEPR Discussion Paper Series
  • This paper explores the effect of technological change on human capital formation during the early phases of England’s Industrial Revolution. Following the methodology used in Franck and Galor (2016), we consider the adoption of steam engines as an indicator of technical change, examining the correlation between industrialisation and human capital by performing cross-sectional regression analyses using county-level variation in the number of steam engines installed in England by 1800. Using… CONTINUE READING
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