By James J. Heckman (auth.), Shoshana Grossbard (eds.)
This quantity comprises essays via or approximately Jacob Mincer who, in addition to Gary Becker, is a founder of glossy empirical exertions economics. His technique analyzes the economics of the operating global, and his human capital version is a primary instrument in empirical economics.
This is a truly own assortment. It not just examines Mincer’s study; it additionally assesses the impression of his paintings at the careers of numerous very important economists and contains parts of Mincer’s correspondence with these students.
Shoshana Grossbard is professor of economics at San Diego nation college and founding editor of the evaluate of Economics of the loved ones. She graduated from the college of Chicago the place she studied New domestic Economics with Jacob Mincer and Gary Becker. Professor Grossbard teaches and lectures through the global and is the writer of 5 prior books and greater than forty magazine articles.
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Diversity Diversity is a side-effect of opening doors to a large pool of talent. In this instance, as in many others, diversity may create positive externalities. Researchers who take very different approaches to questions posed in household economics may beneﬁt more from working together than scholars who share the same background. Diversity among researchers in the same department is likely to lead individual scholars to reﬁne the presentation of their ideas. However, it may not be easy to achieve collaboration and professional interaction between people who have very strong and divergent opinions.
16 The supply of smart students to the NHE beneﬁted from a policy of avoiding discussion about politics around the labor workshop. This policy, which Mincer continued to enforce until his retirement, facilitated fruitful cooperation among people—men and women—with diverse political opinions and personal lifestyles. 18 Some of the students who ended up working with Mincer or Becker on NHE-related research at Columbia in the late sixties and early seventies were women sympathetic to feminist causes.
33. For instance, Arleen Leibowitz, one of the most successful women who entered the NHE at Columbia, was writing on home production of childcare while she and her husband were raising their own children. Fredericka Pickford-Santos wrote about the decision to marry around the time she married a fellow student in economics. Reuben Gronau and Chaim Ofek were married fathers while engaged in their studies. 34. For instance, Barbara Bergmann, an active promoter of egalitarian marriage; and Lee Badgett, concerned with the neglect of same sex and blended family in the social science literature.
Jacob Mincer A Pioneer of Modern Labor Economics by James J. Heckman (auth.), Shoshana Grossbard (eds.)