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An earlier version of this paper was presented at the meetings of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, October 2006. We would like to thank the session participants for their feedback. We also benefited from review of an earlier version of this paper The Urban Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan policy research and educational(More)
A decline in both the quantity and quality of students pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) is widely noted in policy reports, the popular press, and by policymakers. Fears of increasing global competition compound the perception that there has been a drop in the supply of high-quality students moving up through the(More)
An important element of technology globalization is the rise of technology-based entrepreneurs in China, India, Mexico and other emerging economies. Increasingly, these techno-entrepreneurs are strategically important as part of the innovation value chain of multinational enterprises (MNEs). Some of these linkages began as MNEs sought to cut costs by(More)
• Empirical evidence on the role of self-employment in intragener-ational economic mobility is mixed and differs by subpopulation. • Self-employed men on average have lower initial earnings and earnings growth than their wage/ salary counterparts (Hamilton 2000). • Self-employment leads to an increase in the earnings distribution for low-income individuals(More)
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