Tag Archives: Human Capital

Long-term intergenerational persistence of human capital: an empirical analysis of four generations

From Mikael Lindahl, Mårten Palme, Sofia Sandgren Massih and Anna Sjögren:     Most previous studies of intergenerational transmission of human capital are restricted to two generations – parents and their children. In this study we use a Swedish data set … Continue reading

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4 Ways Persistently High Unemployment Could Ossify – the Human Capital Channel

Brad Plumer has a post today on rough projections that we will not reach full employment until 2022. Here are four ways that failing to address the unemployment problem today could lead to long-lasting (and potentially permanent) reductions in human capital, employment, and social … Continue reading

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Noahpinion: College is mostly about human capital, not signaling

Noahpinion: College is mostly about human capital, not signaling. Interesting take on the benefits of college.

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The Future of Inequality according to Larry Summers

At a recent talk at Berkeley, Larry Summers asked us to engage in the following thought experiment. Suppose that a new technology called “the Doer” will be created tomorrow. Doers can do anything flawlessly. They can build a house, give … Continue reading

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