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Human capital : a theoretical and empirical analysis, with special reference to education

Author: Gary S Becker
Publisher: New York : National Bureau of Economic Research : Distributed by Columbia University Press, 1975.
Series: Human behavior and social institutions, 5.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2d edView all editions and formats
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Human Capital is Becker's classic study of how investment in an individual's education and training is similar to business investments in equipment.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gary S Becker
ISBN: 0870145134 9780870145131
OCLC Number: 1633912
Description: xvii, 268 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface to the First edition --
Introduction to the Second Edition --
Introduction to the First edition --
Part 1: Investment in Human Capital: Effects on Earnings --
Investment in Human Capital: Rates of Return --
Rates of Return from College Education --
Underinvestment in College Education? --
Rates of Return from High School Education and Trends Over Time --
Age, Earnings, Wealth, and Human Capital --
Summary and Conclusions --
App. A. Sources and Methods --
App. B. Mathematical Discussion of Relation Between Age, Earnings, and Wealth.
Series Title: Human behavior and social institutions, 5.
Responsibility: by Gary S. Becker.

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Human Capital is Becker's classic study of how investment in an individual's education and training is similar to business investments in equipment.

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