Working Paper BETA #2019-07
 

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Auteur(s) : Claude Diebolt, Charlotte Le Chapelain, Audrey Rose Menard

Title : Neither the elite, nor the mass. The rise of intermediate human capital during the French industrialization process

Abstract : This paper investigates the development of intermediate human capital in nineteenth century France. We perform panel and cross-section regression analyses to compare the effect of technological change on basic vs. intermediate human capital accumulation. Our contribution reveals that a shift in the kind of skills required occurred in the second half of the nineteenth century. We show that steam technology adoption was conducive to the accumulation of intermediate human capital in the second half of the nineteenth century.

Key-words : Cliometrics, Human Capital, Industrialization, France.

JEL Classification : N13, N33, N73, N93.