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Natural resources and education: Evidence from Chile

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dc.description.abstract This paper empirically addresses how natural resource abundance affects educational attainment. Using within-country information for Chilean municipalities between 2000 and 2013, we exploit aggregate changes in natural resource exports and differences in local markets exposure to these changes to assess the question whether local specialization patterns may be related with educational outcomes. Our findings indicate that higher natural resource exports reduce educational attainment, in particular by discouraging young people to engage in tertiary education. The effect is robust and quantitatively important. Our findings are consistent with the idea that natural resource abundance may be detrimental for human capital accumulation. en
dc.title Natural resources and education: Evidence from Chile en
dc.contributor.author Álvarez, Roberto
dc.contributor.author Vergara, Damián
dc.date.accessioned 2018-02-05T15:50:37Z
dc.date.available 2018-02-05T15:50:37Z
dc.date.issued 2018-02-05
dc.identifier.uri http://lacer.lacea.org/handle/123456789/64415
lacea.language.supported en
dc.description Working paper
dc.language.iso en
dc.subject Education
dc.subject Natural Resources
dc.subject Chile
dc.type Working Paper


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