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Capitol investments : the marketability of political skills

Author: Glenn R Parker
Publisher: Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, ©2008.
Series: Economics, cognition, and society.
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"What would you do if, they very day you were hired, you knew you could be unemployed in as little as two years? You'd seek opportunities in your current job to develop a portfolio of skills and contacts in order to make yourself more attractive to future employers. Representatives and senators think about their jobs in Congress in this way, according to [author] ... [book title] offers a sophisticated yet  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Parker, Glenn R., 1946-
Capitol investments.
Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, ©2008
(OCoLC)648669182
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Glenn R Parker
ISBN: 9780472070374 0472070371 9780472050376 0472050370
OCLC Number: 179794161
Description: xiv, 199 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Politicians, institutions, and human capital; or, Becker goes to Washington --
Methodology : data and variables --
Congress as workplace : the production of marketable human capital --
Returns to specialized training : career mobility and grooming lobbyists --
Returns to general training : competitive wages--but at a price --
Summary of findings and implications.
Series Title: Economics, cognition, and society.
Responsibility: Glenn R. Parker.
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A study of the post-elective careers of more than 200 former members of Congress, including US representatives and senators. It offers an analysis of the acquisition and marketability of political  Read more...

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"A unique and interesting approach to the study of legislators and legislative institutions." - David Brady, Stanford University"

 
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