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Replication data for: The Long-Term Effects of the Printing Press in Sub-Saharan Africa

Version
1
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Cagé, Julia
  • Rueda, Valeria
Publication Date
2016-07-01
Description
  • Abstract

    This article investigates the long-term consequences of the printing press in the nineteenth century sub-Saharan Africa on social capital nowadays. Protestant missionaries were the first to import the printing press and to allow the indigenous population to use it. We build a new geocoded dataset locating Protestant missions in 1903. This dataset includes, for each mission station, the geographic location and its characteristics, as well as the printing-, educational-, and health-related investments undertaken by the mission. We show that, within regions close to missions, proximity to a printing press is associated with higher newspaper readership, trust, education, and political participation.
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Relations
  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/app.20140379 (Text)
Publications
  • Cagé, Julia, and Valeria Rueda. “The Long-Term Effects of the Printing Press in Sub-Saharan Africa.” American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 8, no. 3 (July 2016): 69–99. https://doi.org/10.1257/app.20140379.
    • ID: 10.1257/app.20140379 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2020-05-18 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2019-10-12

Cagé, Julia; Rueda, Valeria (2016): Replication data for: The Long-Term Effects of the Printing Press in Sub-Saharan Africa. Version: 1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E113619V1