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ERIC Number: EJ983141
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 44
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0022-166X
Human Capital Response to Globalization: Education and Information Technology in India
Shastry, Gauri Kartini
Journal of Human Resources, v47 n2 p287-330 Spr 2012
Recent studies suggest that globalization increases inequality, by increasing skilled wage premiums in developing countries. This effect may be mitigated, however, if human capital responds to global opportunities. I study how the impact of globalization varies across Indian districts with different costs of learning English. Linguistic diversity in India compels individuals to learn English or Hindi. Some districts have lower relative costs of learning English due to linguistic predispositions. I demonstrate that these districts benefited more from globalization: They experienced greater growth in information technology and school enrollment. Consistent with this response, they experienced smaller increases in skilled wage premiums. (Contains 5 figures, 11 tables and 47 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: India