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A Grand Gender Convergence: Its Last Chapter
The converging roles of men and women are among the grandest advances in society and the economy in the last century. These aspects of the grand gender convergence are figurative chapters in aExpand
The Race Between Education And Technology
* 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 inExpand
The U-Shaped Female Labor Force Function in Economic Development and Economic History
The labor force participation rate of married women first declines and then rises as countries develop. Its þ-shape is revealed both across the process of economic development and through theExpand
Dynamics of the Gender Gap for Young Professionals in the Financial and Corporate Sectors
The careers of MBAs from a top US business school are studied to understand how career dynamics differ by gender. Although male and female MBAs have nearly identical earnings at the outset of theirExpand
The Homecoming of American College Women: The Reversal of the College Gender Gap
Women are currently the majority of U.S. college students and of those receiving a bachelor%u2019s degree, but were 39 percent of undergraduates in 1960. We use three longitudinal data sets of highExpand
The Origins of Technology-Skill Complementarity
Current concern with relationships among particular technologies, capital, and the wage structure motivates this study of the origins of technology-skill complementarity in manufacturing. We offerExpand
Orchestrating Impartiality: The Impact of "Blind" Auditions on Female Musicians
Discrimination against women has been alleged in hiring practices for many occupations, but it is extremely difficult to demonstrate sex-biased hiring. A change in the way symphony orchestras recruitExpand
The Race between Education and Technology: The Evolution of U.S. Educational Wage Differentials, 1890 to 2005
U.S. educational and occupational wage differentials were exceptionally high at the dawn of the twentieth century and then decreased in several stages over the next eight decades. But starting in theExpand
Are Emily and Greg More Employable Than Lakisha and Jamal ? A Field Experiment on Labor Market Discrimination
We study race in the labor market by sending fictitious resumes to help-wanted ads in Boston and Chicago newspapers. To manipulate perceived race, resumes are randomly assigned African-AmericanorExpand
The Great Compression: The Wage Structure in the United States at Mid- Century
The structure of wages narrowed considerably during the 1940's, increased slightly during the 1950's and 1960's, and then expanded greatly after 1970. The era of wage stretching of the past twoExpand