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The Reluctant Transformation: Modernization, Religion, and Human Capital in Nineteenth Century Egypt

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Over the nineteenth century, Egypt embarked on one of the world’s earliest state-led modernization programs in production, education, and the army. The paper examines the impact of this ambitious program on long-standing human capital differentials and occupational and educational segregation between Muslims, Christians, and Jews. It employ a new and unique data source, samples of the 1848 and 1868 Egyptian censuses digitized from the original manuscript forms, to examine this question. Overall, occupational and educational segregation was not attenuated by modernization, both because the traditional institutions in production and education were still the major routes for skill-acquisition, and because the new routes for mobility that modernization created were themselves segregated.

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