Public Mass Modern Education and Inter-Religious Human Capital Differentials in Twentieth-Century Egypt

Saleh, Mohamed (2012) Public Mass Modern Education and Inter-Religious Human Capital Differentials in Twentieth-Century Egypt. TSE Working Paper, n. 12-366, Toulouse

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Abstract

Public mass modern education was a major pillar of state-led development in the post-Colonial developing world. I examine the impact of Egypt’s transformation in 1953 of traditional elementary schools (kuttabs), which served the masses, into public modern primary schools on the Christian-Muslim educational and occupational differentials, which were in favor of Christians. The reform allowed kuttabs’ graduates access to higher stages of education, which were confined to modern primary schools’ graduates. Exploiting the variation in exposure to the reform across cohorts and districts of birth among adult males in 1986, I find that the reform reduced the inter-religious socioeconomic differentials.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Language: English
Date: September 2012
Place of Publication: Toulouse
Uncontrolled Keywords: Public mass education, religious schools, Middle East, human capital, inequality
JEL codes: I28 - Government Policy
N35 - Asia including Middle East
Subjects: B- ECONOMIE ET FINANCE
Divisions: TSE-R (Toulouse)
Institution: Université Toulouse 1 Capitole
Site: UT1
Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2014 17:28
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2018 13:22
OAI ID: oai:tse-fr.eu:26115
URI: http://publications.ut-capitole.fr/id/eprint/15371

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