Legacies of Islamic Rule in Africa: Colonial Responses and Contemporary Development

World Development Vol/Iss. 152 Elsevier Amsterdam Published In Pages: 105750
By Bauer, Vincent, Platas, Melina R., Weinstein, Jeremy M.


The distribution of self-reported ages will be more distorted in areas historically governed by Islamic kingdoms than in areas historically governed by non-Islamic kingdoms. (5)


Higher levels of digit heaping correspond to lower levels of colonial state penetration. Results shown for model including controls. R-squared = 0.61, N = 579


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
RegressionSupportedp<0.001Not standardizedUNKNOWN