Social and intertemporal differences of basic numeracy in Pannonia (first century BCE to third century CE)

  title={Social and intertemporal differences of basic numeracy in Pannonia (first century BCE to third century CE)},
  author={Joerg Baten and Stefan Priwitzer},
  journal={Scandinavian Economic History Review},
  pages={110 - 134}
In this study, we assess the human capital of Roman legionaries, officers and the civilian population born between the first century BCE and the third century CE in Pannonia (today’s West Hungary). Age-heaping techniques allow the measurement of human capital for this early period, although we need to discuss intensively potential selectivity. We find that the Roman military benefited strongly from occupational choice selectivity: those social groups who decided for a military career had better… 

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