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Katz, Lawrence F.

Works: 157 works in 815 publications in 1 language and 8,560 library holdings
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Most widely held works by Lawrence F Katz
The race between education and technology by Claudia Dale Goldin( Book )

22 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 1,157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Differences and changes in wage structures by Richard B Freeman( Book )

16 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing from this rich store of data, the contributors attribute changes in relative wages and unemployment among countries both to differences in labor market institutions and training and education systems, and to long-term shifts in supply and demand for skilled workers. These shifts are driven in part by skill-biased technological change and the growing internationalization of advanced industrial economies
Computing inequality : have computers changed the labor market? by David H Autor( Book )

15 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper examines the effect of technological change and other factors on the relative demand for workers with different education levels and on the recent growth of U.S. educational wage differentials. A simple supply-demand framework is used to interpret changes in the relative quantities, wages, and wage bill shares of workers by education in the aggregate U.S. labor market in each decade since 1940 and from 1990 to 1995. The results suggest that the relative demand for college graduates grew more rapidly on average during the past 25 years (1970-95) than during the previous three decades (1940-70). The increased rate of growth of relative demand for college graduates beginning in the 1970s did not lead to an increase in the college/high school wage diffe- rential until the 1980s because the growth in the supply of college graduates increased even more sharply in the 1970s before returning to historical levels in the 1980s. The acceleration in demand shifts for more-skilled workers in the 1970s and 1980s relative to the 1960s is entirely accounted for by an increase in within-industry changes in skill utilization rather than between- industry employment shifts. Industries with large increases in the rate of skill upgrading in the 1970s and 1980s versus the 1960s are those with greater growth in employee computer usage, more computer capital per worker and larger investment as a share of total investment. The results suggest that the spread of computer technology may èxplain' as much as 30-50% of the increase in the rate of growth of the relative demand for more-skilled workers since 1970
Mass secondary schooling and the state : the role of state compulsion in the high school movement by Claudia Dale Goldin( Book )

14 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the three decades from 1910 to 1940, the fraction of U.S. youths enrolled in public and private secondary schools increased from 18 to 71 percent and the fraction graduating soared from 9 to 51 percent. At the same time, state compulsory education and child labor legislation became more stringent and potentially constrained secondary-school aged youths. It might appear from the timing and the specifics of this history that the laws caused the increase in education rates. We evaluate the possibility that state compulsory schooling and child labor laws caused the increase in education rates by using contemporaneous evidence on enrollments. We also use micro-data from the 1960 census to examine the effect of the laws on overall educational attainment. Our estimation approach exploits cross-state differences in the timing of changes in state laws. We find that the expansion of state compulsory schooling and child labor laws from 1910 to 1939 can, at best, account for 5 percent of the increase in high school enrollments and can account for about the same portion of the increase in the eventual educational attainment for the affected cohorts over the period
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The race between education and technology
Alternative Names
Katz, L.F. 1959-

Katz, Larry F. 1959-

Katz, Lawrence

Katz, Lawrence 1959-

Katz, Lawrence Francis 1959-

Lawrence F. Katz Amerikaans econoom

Lawrence F. Katz amerikansk ekonom

Lawrence F. Katz amerikansk økonom

Lawrence F. Katz economista estadounidense

Lawrence Katz

Lawrence Katz économiste américain

Lawrence Katz US-amerikanischer Wirtschaftswissenschaftler

English (67)

Differences and changes in wage structures