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Replication: Who Benefited from Industrialization? The Local Effects of Hydropower Technology Adoption in Norway

Version
1
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Leknes, Stefan (Research Department, Statistics Norway)
  • Modalsli, Jørgen (Oslo Business School at Oslo Metropolitan University and Research Department, Statistics Norway)
Publication Date
2019-01-04
Funding Reference
  • Norwegian Research Council
Description
  • Abstract

    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.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1891-01-01 / 1920-12-31
    Time Period: Thu Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 1891--Fri Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 1920
Geographic Coverage
  • Norway
Availability
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Publications
  • Leknes, Stefan, and Jørgen Modalsli. “Who Benefited from Industrialization? The Local Effects of Hydropower Technology Adoption in Norway .” Journal of Economic History forthcoming (2020).

Update Metadata: 2019-12-03 | Issue Number: 1 | Registration Date: 2019-12-03

Leknes, Stefan; Modalsli, Jørgen (2019): Replication: Who Benefited from Industrialization? The Local Effects of Hydropower Technology Adoption in Norway. Version: 1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E115804V1