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Trends in U.S. Wage Inequality: Revising the Revisionists
A recent revisionist literature characterizes the pronounced rise in U.S. wage inequality since 1980 as an episodic event of the first half of the 1980s driven by nonmarket factors (particularly aExpand
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Changes in the Wage Structure and Earnings Inequality
This chapter presents a framework for understanding changes in the wage structure and overall earnings inequality. The framework emphasizes the role of supply and demand factors and the interactionExpand
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The Polarization of the U.S. Labor Market
This paper analyzes a marked change in the evolution of the U.S. wage structure over the past fifteen years: divergent trends in upper-tail (90/50) and lower-tail (50/10) wage inequality. We documentExpand
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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
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The Effects of Exposure to Better Neighborhoods on Children: New Evidence from the Moving to Opportunity Experiment
The Moving to Opportunity (MTO) experiment offered randomly selected families housing vouchers to move from high-poverty housing projects to lower-poverty neighborhoods. We analyze MTO's impacts onExpand
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Moving to Opportunity for Fair Housing Demonstration Program
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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
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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
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Cyclical Unemployment: Sectoral Shifts or Aggregate Disturbances?
Recent work by David Lilien has argued that the existence of a strong positive correlation between the dispersion of employment growth rates across sectors (G) and the unemployment rate implies thatExpand
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Moving to Opportunity: Interim Impacts Evaluation
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