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The race between education and technology how America once led and can win the race for tomorrow

Claudia Dale. Goldin Lawrence F Katz

2009

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  • Title:
    The race between education and technology how America once led and can win the race for tomorrow
  • Author: Claudia Dale. Goldin
  • Lawrence F Katz
  • Description: Introduction Part I: Economic Growth and Distribution The Human Capital Century Inequality across the Twentieth Century Skill-biased Technological Change Part II: Education for the Masses in Three Transformations The Origins of the Virtues Economic Foundations of the High School Movement America's Graduation from High School Mass Higher Education in the Twentieth Century Part III. The Race The Race between Education and Technology How America Once Led and Can Win the Race for Tomorrow Appendix A Appendix B Appendix C Appendix D Notes References A Note on Sources Acknowledgments Index
    This work provides an historical analysis of the coevolution of educational attainment and the wage structure of the US through the 20th century. The authors propose that the 20th century was not only the American century, but also the century of human capital. That is, her educational system made America the richest nation on earth.
    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.
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. ; London : Belknap
  • Format: 1 online resource (496 p. ) ill.
  • Identifier: ISBN 0-674-03773-1
  • Subjects: Education -- Economic aspects -- United States; Economic development -- United States -- Effect of education on; Education -- Effect of technological innovations on -- United States; Human capital -- United States; Industry; Education, Special Topics; Education; Social Sciences; Electronic books
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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