Palgrave Studies in Economic History

Globalization and the Rise of Mass Education

Editors: Mitch, David, Cappelli, Gabriele (Eds.)

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  • Sheds more light on the link between global forces and the rise of mass education
  • Explores the connections between migration, governance and the international transmission of ideas, and mass schooling
  • Examines diverse routes to schooling across the world
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This edited collection explores the historical determinants of the rise of mass schooling and human capital accumulation based on a global, long-run perspective, focusing on a variety of countries in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Africa and the Americas. The authors analyze the increasing importance attached to globalization as a factor in how social, institutional and economic change shapes national and regional educational trends. Although recent research in economic history has increasingly devoted more attention to global forces in shaping the institutions and fortunes of different world regions, the link and contrast between national education policies and the forces of globalization remains largely under-researched within the field.

The globalization of the world economy, starting in the nineteenth century, brought about important changes that affected school policy itself, as well as the process of long-term human capital accumulation. Large migrations prompted brain drain and gain across countries, alongside rapid transformations in the sectoral composition of the economy and demand for skills. Ideas on education and schooling circulated more easily, bringing about relevant changes in public policy, while the changing political voice of winners and losers from globalization determined the path followed by public choice. Similarly, religion and the spread of missions came to play a crucial role for the rise of schooling globally.

About the authors

David Mitch is Professor and Chair of the Department of Economics at the University of Maryland, USA.

Gabriele Cappelli is Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics and Statistics at the University of Siena, Italy.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Globalization and the Rise of Mass Education
Editors
  • David Mitch
  • Gabriele Cappelli
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Economic History
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-25417-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-25417-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-25416-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-25419-3
Series ISSN
2662-6497
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 338
Number of Illustrations
25 b/w illustrations, 17 illustrations in colour
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