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Human Capital and Fertility in Chinese Clans Before Modern Growth

Carol H. Shiue

NBER Working Paper No. 19661
Issued in November 2013

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Earlier versions of this paper was presented at the University of California-Davis, Fudan University, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Mannheim, University of Montreal, McGill, Northwestern, Oxford, Warwick, the Asian Historical Economics Conference, the NBER Development of the American Economy, the NBER Economic Fluctuations and Growth, and the Stanford SITE Conference. I thank Sascha Becker, Steve Broadberry, Raquel Fernandez, Avner Greif, Bishnupriya Gupta, Murat Iyigun, Wolfgang Keller, Omer Moav, Tom Rawski, Ted Telford, Michèle Tertilt, and Nathan Sussman for comments and discussions. T. Telford provided data used in this paper. Generous support from the Russell Sage Foundation and the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (R03 HD042731-01) is gratefully acknowledged. The paper was partly written while the author was National Fellow at the Hoover Institution, whose hospitality is gratefully acknowledged. The views expressed herein are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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