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Title:Social capital and human capital in the colonies: a study of cocoa farmers in Western Nigeria
Author:Obikili, Nonso
Year:2015
Periodical:Economic history of developing regions (ISSN 2078-0397)
Volume:30
Issue:1
Pages:1-22
Language:English
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:household expenditure
farmers
cocoa
economic history
Link:https://doi.org/10.1080/20780389.2015.1012712
Abstract:The author examines the relationship between social and human capital in colonial Western Nigeria. Using data on expenditure of cocoa farmers in 1952, he shows that farmers in towns with higher social spending individually spend more on education. The relationship holds after controlling for various characteristics of the farmers and the towns. Thus the author highlights the importance of social capital in generating human capital. He also shows that this relationship is not limited to contemporary African development but was already present during the colonial era. Bibliogr., note, sum. [Journal abstract]
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