This paper shows how historical institutions, inherited from pre-unification regional states, cast a long shadow on the evolution of literacy across the provinces of Liberal Italy (1871-1911). Although increasing local inputs into public primary schooling were associated with higher literacy, pre-unification schooling is found to be a crucial predictor of literacy in the period under study. New provincial estimates of school efficiency based on Data Envelopment Analysis suggest that pre-unification education and parental literacy were also important determinants of the success in converting schooling into literacy.

The Legacy of History or the Outcome of Reforms? Primary Education and Literacy in Liberal Italy (1871 – 1911) / M. Bozzano, G. Cappelli. - Siena : Dipartimento di Economia Politica e Statistica, Università di Siena, 2019 Mar.

The Legacy of History or the Outcome of Reforms? Primary Education and Literacy in Liberal Italy (1871 – 1911)

M. Bozzano
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2019

Abstract

This paper shows how historical institutions, inherited from pre-unification regional states, cast a long shadow on the evolution of literacy across the provinces of Liberal Italy (1871-1911). Although increasing local inputs into public primary schooling were associated with higher literacy, pre-unification schooling is found to be a crucial predictor of literacy in the period under study. New provincial estimates of school efficiency based on Data Envelopment Analysis suggest that pre-unification education and parental literacy were also important determinants of the success in converting schooling into literacy.
schooling, effectiveness, efficiency, human capital, education production function, economic history, institutions, reforms, Italy
Settore SECS-P/01 - Economia Politica
Settore SECS-P/12 - Storia Economica
https://www.deps.unisi.it/it/ricerca/pubblicazioni-deps/quaderni-deps/anno-2019-da-n797-n/801-legacy-history-or-outcome-reforms
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The Legacy of History or the Outcome of Reforms? Primary Education and Literacy in Liberal Italy (1871 – 1911) / M. Bozzano, G. Cappelli. - Siena : Dipartimento di Economia Politica e Statistica, Università di Siena, 2019 Mar.
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