Land inequality and numeracy in Spain during the seventeenth and eighteenth century

  title={Land inequality and numeracy in Spain during the seventeenth and eighteenth century},
  author={Mari Carmen P{\'e}rez-Art{\'e}s and Joerg Baten},
We assess the relationship between land inequality and human capital for the later part of the early modern period, focusing on individual-level evidence from Spain. Our main finding is that land inequality already had a significant negative effect on human capital formation in the late seventeenth and eighteenth century. We argue that this reflects the potential role of farmer-family-based social structure (as opposed to the social structure dominated by latifundia and day laborers) in the… 

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