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  replication 11/28/2019 07:28:AM

Project Citation: 

Leknes, Stefan, and Modalsli, Jørgen. Replication: Who Benefited from Industrialization? The Local Effects of Hydropower Technology Adoption in Norway. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2019-11-29.

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Replication package for "Who benefited from industrialization? The local effects of hydropower adoption in Norway" by Stefan Leknes and Jørgen Modalsli, forthcoming in Journal of Economic History. We refer to the paper, and its Online Appendix, for further detail on data sources and how results are obtained. Please see the "readme.txt" file details specific to the attached files. Program and data files are in Stata format.

Abstract of paper:

This paper studies the impact of the construction of hydropower facilities on labor market outcomes in Norway at the turn of the twentieth century (1891–1920). The sudden breakthrough in hydropower technology provides a quasi-experimental setting, as not all municipalities had suitable natural endowments and the possible production sites were often located in remote areas. We find that hydropower municipalities experienced faster structural transformation and displayed higher occupational mobility. We interpret this as evidence that this early twentieth-century technology was skill biased, as workers in the new skilled jobs were recruited from a broad segment of the population.

Funding Sources:  View help for Funding Sources Norwegian Research Council

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Geographic Coverage:  View help for Geographic Coverage Norway
Time Period(s):  View help for Time Period(s) 1891 – 1920

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