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Mining away the Preston curve

Edwards, Ryan


I estimate the long-term national health and education impacts of having a larger mining share in the economy. By instrumenting the relative size of the mining sector with the natural geological variation in countries' fossil fuel endowments, I provide evidence suggestive of a causal relationship. The findings suggest that countries with larger mining shares tend to have poorer health and education outcomes than countries with similar per capita incomes, geographic characteristics, and...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: World Development
DOI: 10.1016/j.worlddev.2015.10.013


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