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The race between education and technology, Claudia Goldin, Lawrence F. Katz

Label
The race between education and technology
Title
The race between education and technology
Statement of responsibility
Claudia Goldin, Lawrence F. Katz
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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. The authors propose that the twentieth century was not only the American Century but also the Human Capital Century. That is, the American educational system is what made America the richest nation in the world. Its educational system had always been less elite than that of most European nations. By 1900 the U.S. had begun to educate its masses at the secondary level, not just in the primary schools that had remarkable success in the nineteenth century.The book argues that technological change, education, and inequality have been involved in a kind of race. During the first eight decades of the twentieth century, the increase of educated workers was higher than the demand for them. This had the effect of boosting income for most people and lowering inequality. However, the reverse has been true since about 1980. This educational slow-down was accompanied by rising inequality. The authors discuss the complex reasons for this, and what might be done to ameliorate it
Cataloging source
DLC
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Goldin, Claudia Dale
Dewey number
338.4/737
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
LC66
LC item number
.G65 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Katz, Lawrence F
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Education
  • Economic development
  • Education
  • Human capital
Label
The race between education and technology, Claudia Goldin, Lawrence F. Katz
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip084/2007045158.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [443]-470) and index
Contents
The human capital century -- Inequality across the twentieth century -- Skill-biased technological change -- Origins of the virtues -- Economic foundations of the high school movement -- America's graduation from high school -- Mass higher education in the twentieth century -- The race between education and technology -- How America once led and can win the race for tomorrow
Control code
000292473
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
vi, 488 p.
Isbn
9780674028678
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2007045158
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 000292473
  • (OCoLC)180690027
Label
The race between education and technology, Claudia Goldin, Lawrence F. Katz
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip084/2007045158.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [443]-470) and index
Contents
The human capital century -- Inequality across the twentieth century -- Skill-biased technological change -- Origins of the virtues -- Economic foundations of the high school movement -- America's graduation from high school -- Mass higher education in the twentieth century -- The race between education and technology -- How America once led and can win the race for tomorrow
Control code
000292473
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
vi, 488 p.
Isbn
9780674028678
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2007045158
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 000292473
  • (OCoLC)180690027

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