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Taubman, Paul 1939-

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Works: 82 works in 252 publications in 2 languages and 5,038 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Performer, Conductor, Other, Musician
Classifications: HD6278.U5,
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Most widely held works by Paul Taubman
Higher education and earnings; college as an investment and a screening device by Paul Taubman( Book )

13 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this study of the private and social rates of return to education, the differences between the incomes of college graduates and those with less eudcation are reviewed. In the analysis, it is estimated how much of a graduate's increase in income can be attributed to educationally acquired "productivity gains" and how much stems from an employer's practice of considering only degree holders for high-paying jobs. Personal characteristics, particularly mental ability and family background, are also examined for their effect on earnings. The authors find that failure to make adjustments for the influence of ability and other personal characteristics results in overstatement of the effect of education on earnings and that the extent of this overstatement does not vary greatly by level of education. They conclude that while the social rate of return to education "may or may not be higher when screening exists," the private rate of return is higher when screening exists than it would be under conditions of free entry into all jobs. (Mjm)
Does college matter? Some evidence on the impacts of higher education by Lewis C Solmon( Book )

12 editions published in 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Policy simulations with an econometric model by Gary Fromm( Book )

15 editions published in 1968 in 3 languages and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mental ability and higher educational attainment in the 20th century by Paul Taubman( Book )

21 editions published between 1972 and 1997 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Public economic theory and policy by Gary Fromm( Book )

11 editions published in 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sources of inequality in earnings : personal skills, random events, preferences toward risk and other occupational characteristics by Paul Taubman( Book )

18 editions published in 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Income distribution and redistribution by Paul Taubman( Book )

12 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kinometrics : determinants of socioeconomic success within and between families by Paul Taubman( Book )

10 editions published in 1977 in 3 languages and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From parent to child : intrahousehold allocations and intergenerational relations in the United States by Jere Richard Behrman( Book )

6 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In allocating scarce resources, parents face a trade-off between equity and efficiency, between the competing desires to equalize the wealth of their children and to maximize the sum of their earnings. Building critically on the seminal work of Gary Becker, From Parent to Child integrates careful modeling of household behavior with systematic empirical testing, and will appeal to anyone interested in the economics of the family
Economic activity and finance( Book )

9 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Causes, correlates and consequences of death among older adults : some methodological approaches and substantive analyses by Jere Richard Behrman( Book )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Causes, Correlates, and Consequences of Death Among Older Adults considers an integrated approach to investigating determinants of and correlates of mortality in the United States - integrating modeling, micro data, and modern econometric techniques. A number of examples of applications are included, with some explorations of the robustness of the results under alternative assumptions. The basic purpose of this text is to increase our knowledge of mortality and to illustrate how such an integrated approach can further our knowledge of mortality and related phenomena
Why do wage profiles slope upwards? : tests of the general human capital model by David Neumark( Book )

11 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper tests some empirical implications of the general human capital model's explanation of rising wage profiles. At the individual level, the model implies that there will be a negative relationship between the initial wage level and wage growth of young, inexperienced workers. At the market level, the model implies that the present value of the wage profile of an investor equals that of an otherwise identical non-investor, or that the ratio of the present values equals one. We test both of these hypotheses. Evidence on the wage level-wage growth tradeoff points to a negative relationship between initial wage levels and wage growth, even after correcting for negative biases that may have influenced existing estimates of this relationship. Evidence on present values of wage profiles suggests that the ratio of the present value of rising wage profiles to flat wage profiles is quite close to one. Alternative estimates of this ratio are tightly clustered around one, and more often than not are insignificantly different from one. Overall, then, the evidence is largely consistent with the general human capital model
An analysis of the health and retirement status of the elderly by Robin Sickles( Book )

5 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this paper we specify and estimate a structural limited dependent variable model with which we study both the health and retirement status of the elderly. Standard linear estimators, which assume that these variable sare continuous, are not appropriate and categorical estimation techniques are preferred. Our model differs from previous work in that we have longitudinal data and random effects that are correlated over time for different individuals. The problem is made more complicated because there is sample truncation, which could potentially bias coefficient estimates, since approximately twenty percent of the individuals in our sample die. We outline the full information maximum likelihood estimator for such a model and implement it in our empirical analysis. With our structural estimates we analyze, among other things, the degree to which endogeneously determined health status affects the probability of retirement and how changes in social security benefits and eligibility for transfer payments modify both healthiness and the demand for leisure
Supplemental social insurance and the health of the poor by Paul Taubman( Book )

5 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abstract: In 1974 the federal government instituted Supplemental Social Insurance(SSI). The eligible group was the elderly on welfare and disabled individuals. The program distributed extra income and made people eligible for Medicaid in all states except Arizona which did not have Medicaid. We used subjective and objective health information in the Retirement History Survey (RHS) to examine the impact of the program. The RHS is a sample that began in 1969 and included heads of households who were 58 to 63 years old. The respondents or widows were resurveyed every second year through 1977. Before 1974 those who subsequently received SSI were in much worse health than those who did not. After1974 the differences in health were small and not statistically significant
Pensions and mortality by Paul Taubman( Book )

4 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pensions and age specific death rates are intertwined in several ways. Pensions provide a mechanism to remove the uncertainty about date of death from consumption planning. Age specific death rates determine the cost and value of pensions. In this paper, we use the Retirement History Survey to estimate reduced form functions for the probability of having a pension when the person reaches 65 and on the dollar amount of the pension. We also evaluate the effect of 15% drop in age specific death rates from 1973 to 1979 on the costs of a pension. We find that the probability of having a pension is related to education, marital status, occupation, industry and assets. The probability equation is very similar for males and females. We find that the sharp drop in death rates has only a marginal impact on the cost of providing a pension
Higher education and earnings : College as an investment and a screening device : A report prepared for The Carnegie Commission on Higher Education and the National Bureau of Economic Research by Paul Taubman( Book )

5 editions published in 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Consequences of changing the tax deductibility of property taxes and mortgage interest deductions on owner occupied houses by Paul Taubman( Book )

4 editions published between 1973 and 1977 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Healthiness, education and marital status by Paul Taubman( Book )

4 editions published between 1980 and 1982 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this paper we use data from the Retirement History Survey (RHS) to examine the relationship of some sociodemographic and economic variables to morbidity and mortality. Since the RHS is a longitudinal survey, we are able to study current health conditioned on prior health as well as the more usual unconditioned estimates. We find that health is related to education and marital status though the marital effects are much weaker when we condition for prior health. These effects persist when we control for income and use of medical facilities. An interesting finding is that married men seem to persist in the state of poor health rather than dying
Schooling, ability, non pecuniary rewards, socioeconomic background and the lifetime distribution of earnings by Paul Taubman( Book )

4 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inequality in income or earnings is the most indisputable fact about the distribution of income. Inequality in income distribution occurs in most political and economic models and has from ancient times to the modern era. Society and government have expressed a desire to establish a minimum floor for members of society -- though the level of the floor and the means of achieving it are matters of debate. Besides a direct interest in the questions of the sources of inequality, how to achieve income redistribution, and the efficacy of various policy tools, economists are also concerned with establishing how various labor markets operate, how rational individuals are, and how important are individual effort , chance, and predestination. Economists have constructed various theories that purport to explain income distribution. Some aspects of these theories have been tested against empirical observations. This study will extend the range of such tests. In addition, we will generate some new facts that a complete theory should be able to explain
 
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From parent to child : intrahousehold allocations and intergenerational relations in the United States
Alternative Names
Taubman, P. J.

Taubman, Paul

Taubman, Paul 1939-1995

Taubman, Paul J.

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English (165)

Dutch (3)

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Causes, correlates and consequences of death among older adults : some methodological approaches and substantive analyses