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The Race between Education and Technology

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$28.00 • £22.95 • €25.00

ISBN 9780674035300

Publication Date: 03/30/2010


496 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

51 line illustrations, 42 tables

Belknap Press


  • Introduction
  • I. Economic Growth and Distribution
    • 1. The Human Capital Century
    • 2. Inequality across the Twentieth Century
    • 3. Skill-Biased Technological Change
  • II. Education for the Masses in Three Transformations
    • 4. Origins of the Virtues
    • 5. Economic Foundations of the High School Movement
    • 6. America’s Graduation from High School
    • 7. Mass Higher Education in the Twentieth Century
  • III. The Race
    • 8. The Race between Education and Technology
    • 9. How America Once Led and Can Win the Race for Tomorrow
  • Appendix A. The 1915 Iowa State Census Sample
  • Appendix B. Construction of State-Level Secondary School Data
  • Appendix C. Construction of City-Level Secondary School Data Set
  • Appendix D. Construction of Wage Bill Shares and Educational Wage Differentials, 1915 to 2005
  • Notes
  • References
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

Awards & Accolades

  • 2009 Richard A. Lester Award, Industrial Relations Section at Princeton University
  • 2008 R.R. Hawkins Award, Professional & Scholarly Publishing Division of the Association of American Publishers
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