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Human Capital in the United States from 1975 to 2000: Patterns of Growth and Utilization

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  • Robert H. Haveman

    (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

  • Andrew Bershadker

    (U.S. Department of the Treasury)

  • Jonathan A. Schwabish

    (Syracuse University)

Abstract

This study enhances the existing measures of the nation’s human capital and the extent to which that capital is utilized. Haveman, Bershadker, and Schwabish develop an indicator of the value of the human capital stock held by the nation’s working-age population called Earnings Capacity (EC), and use it to study the time trends in aggregate human capital in the United States and human capital per worker. They also use EC to evaluate utilization of the nation’s human capital stock, thereby demonstrating the usefulness of the EC indicator in measuring the size and strength of the U.S. economy.

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This book is provided by W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research in its series Books from Upjohn Press with number hcus and published in 2003.

ISBN: cloth 9780880992565 paper 9780880992558
Handle: RePEc:upj:ubooks:hcus

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Cited by:
  1. Mark Huggett & Greg Kaplan, 2012. "The Money Value of a Man," NBER Working Papers 18066, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  2. Michael S. Christian, 2013. "Human Capital Accounting in the United States: Context, Measurement, and Application," NBER Chapters, in: Measuring Economic Sustainability and Progress National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  3. Thakuriah (Vonu), Piyushimita & Persky, Joseph & Soot, Siim & Sriraj, P.S., 2013. "Costs and benefits of employment transportation for low-wage workers: An assessment of job access public transportation services," Evaluation and Program Planning, Elsevier, vol. 37(C), pages 31-42.
  4. Michael S. Christian, 2011. "Human Capital Accounting in the United States: Context, Measurement, and Application," BEA Working Papers 0073, Bureau of Economic Analysis.

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