Human Capital in History: The American Record

Leah Platt Boustan, Carola Frydman, and Robert A. Margo, editors

Conference held December 7-8, 2012
Published in October 2014 by University of Chicago Press
© 2014 by the National Bureau of Economic Research

NBER Program(s):DAE, LS

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406 pages
ISBN: 0-226-16389-X

Table of Contents

Front matter, table of contents, acknowledgements: Leah Platt Boustan, Carola Frydman, Robert A. Margo (p. -12 - 0) (bibliographic info) (download)
Introduction: Leah Platt Boustan, Carola Frydman, Robert A. Margo (p. 1 - 14) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
1. Technical Change and the Relative Demand for Skilled Labor: The United States in Historical Perspective: Lawrence F. Katz, Robert A. Margo (p. 15 - 57) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
2. Explaining Trends in High School Graduation: The Changing Elementary and Secondary Education Policy Landscape and Income Inequality over the Last Half Century: Nora Gordon (p. 59 - 89) (bibliographic info) (download)
       Comment: Sarah J. Reber (p. 89 - 95) (bibliographic info) (download)
3. The Role of Immigrant Children in Their Parents' Assimilation in the United States, 1850–2010: Ilyana Kuziemko, Joseph Ferrie (p. 97 - 120) (bibliographic info) (download)
4. Health, Education, and Income in the United States, 1820–2000: Hoyt Bleakley, Dora Costa, Adriana Lleras-Muney (p. 121 - 159) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
5. The Female Labor Force and Long-Run Development: The American Experience in Comparative Perspective: Claudia Olivetti (p. 161 - 197) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
       Comment: Francine D. Blau (p. 198 - 203) (bibliographic info) (download)
6. The Origin and Persistence of Black-White Differences in Women's Labor Force Participation: Leah Platt Boustan, William J. Collins (p. 205 - 240) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
7. Cohabitation and the Uneven Retreat from Marriage in the United States, 1950–2010: Shelly Lundberg, Robert A. Pollak (p. 241 - 272) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
8. Is There a Case for a "Second Demographic Transition"? Three Distinctive Features of the Post-1960 U.S. Fertility Decline: Martha J. Bailey, Melanie Guldi, Brad J. Hershbein (p. 273 - 312) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
9. A Pollution Theory of Discrimination: Male and Female Differences in Occupations and Earnings: Claudia Goldin (p. 313 - 348) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
       Comment: Cecilia Elena Rouse (p. 349 - 353) (bibliographic info) (download)
10. The Supply of Gender Stereotypes and Discriminatory Beliefs: Edward L. Glaeser, Yueran Ma (p. 355 - 389) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
11. Claudia Goldin: Stanley L. Engerman (p. 391 - 394) (bibliographic info) (download)
Indexes: Leah Platt Boustan, Carola Frydman, Robert A. Margo (p. 395 - 406) (bibliographic info) (download)
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