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Human Capital in History: The American Record

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


This volume honors the contributions Claudia Goldin has made to scholarship and teaching in economic history and labor economics. The chapters address some closely integrated issues: the role of human capital in the long-term development of the American economy, trends in fertility and marriage, and women’s participation in economic change. Specific topics include change over time in the relative demand for skilled labor and its relationship to technical progress; factors affecting the growth in the supply of high school graduates since World War Two; human capital investment in immigrant fami ... More

Keywords: Claudia Goldin, human capital, economic history, American economy, labor economics, skilled labor, technical progress, women’s role in the economy, female labor force, household formation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780226163895
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226163925.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Leah Platt Boustan, editor
Professor of Economics, University of California, Los Angeles

Carola Frydman, editor

Robert A. Margo, editor
Professor of Economics, Boston University

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