Inequality, Low-Intensity Immigration and Human Capital Formation in the Regions of Chile, 1820-1939

@article{Baten2021InequalityLI,
  title={Inequality, Low-Intensity Immigration and Human Capital Formation in the Regions of Chile, 1820-1939},
  author={Jorg Baten and Manuel Llorca�?Ja{\~n}a},
  journal={Economic History eJournal},
  year={2021}
}
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… 
Height of Male Prisoners in Santiago de Chile during the Nitrate Era: The Penalty of being Unskilled, Illiterate, Illegitimate and Mapuche
TLDR
It is shown that there was more height inequality in the population according to socioeconomic status and human capital than previously thought, while also confirming the importance of socioeconomic influences during childhood on physical growth.

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