Seminário NOVAFRICA: Capital Humano, Migração Interna e Transformação Estrutural em África

Na quarta-feira, 26 de outubro, às 14:30, hora de Lisboa, na sala B 134, o Centro NOVAFRICA dá as boas-vindas a Jorge Agüero da Universidade de Connecticut, para apresentar o seu trabalho sobre “Capital Humano, Migração Interna e Transformação Estrutural em África”

Jorge Agüero

Economic development requires the transformation of the spatial organization of a country. Yet, in Sub-Saharan Africa most of the population still resides in rural areas and works in agriculture limiting the structural transformation required for economic development. We shows that education helps achieve such a transformation by inducing geographical mobility. Using a fuzzy regression discontinuity design created by a school reform in Zimbabwe, we show that schooling increases internal migration, especially to larger cities and with bigger effects for those born in rural areas. Access to new labor market opportunities and reductions in fertility are important mechanisms.

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