The Race between Education and Technology

The Race between Education and Technology

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by Claudia Goldin, Lawrence F. Katz
     
 

This book provides a careful historical analysis of the co-evolution of educational attainment and the wage structure in the United States through the twentieth century. During the first eight decades of the twentieth century, the increase of educated workers was higher than the demand for them. This boosted income for most people and lowered inequality. However, the… See more details below

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This book provides a careful historical analysis of the co-evolution of educational attainment and the wage structure in the United States through the twentieth century. During the first eight decades of the twentieth century, the increase of educated workers was higher than the demand for them. This boosted income for most people and lowered inequality. However, the reverse has been true since about 1980. The authors discuss the complex reasons for this educational slow-down and what might be done to ameliorate it.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674035300
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
03/30/2010
Pages:
496
Sales rank:
285,007
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)

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Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • I: Economic Growth and Distribution

    • 1. The Human Capital Century
    • 2. Inequality across the Twentieth Century
    • 3. Skill-Biased Technological Change


  • II: Education for the Masses in Three Transformations

    • 4. Origins of the Virtues
    • 5. Economic Foundations of the High School Movement
    • 6. America’s Graduation from High School
    • 7. Mass Higher Education in the Twentieth Century


  • III: The Race

    • 8. The Race between Education and Technology
    • 9. How America Once Led and Can Win the Race for Tomorrow


  • Appendix A: The 1915 Iowa State Census Sample
  • Appendix B: Construction of State-Level Secondary School Data
  • Appendix C: Construction of City-Level Secondary School Data Set
  • Appendix D: Construction of Wage Bill Shares and Educational Wage Differentials, 1915 to 2005
  • Notes
  • References
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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