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Earnings over the life cycle the Mincer earnings function and its applications by S. W. Polachek

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Written in English


  • Human Resources & Personnel Management,
  • Econometric models,
  • Income distribution,
  • Influence,
  • Labor economics,
  • Human capital,
  • Labor supply,

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In 1958, Jacob Mincer pioneered an important approach to understand how earnings are distributed across the population. In the years since Mincer"s seminal work, he as well as his students and colleagues extended the original human capital model, reaching important conclusions about a whole array of observations pertaining to human well-being. This line of research explained why education enhances earnings; why earnings rise at a diminishing rate throughout one"s life; why earnings growth is smaller for those anticipating intermittent labor force participation; why males earn more than females; why whites earn more than blacks; why occupational distributions differ by gender; why geographic and job mobility predominate among the young; and why numerous other labor market phenomena occur. This review surveys the answers to these and other questions based on research emanating from Mincer"s original earnings function specification.

Edition Notes

StatementSolomon W. Polachek
SeriesFoundations and trends in microeconomics -- vol. 4, issue 3, Foundations and trends in microeconomics -- v. 4, no. 3.
LC ClassificationsHD4904.7 .P65 2008eb
The Physical Object
Format[electronic resource] :
Pagination1 online resource (ix, 111 p.) :
Number of Pages111
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25566806M
ISBN 101601981236
ISBN 109781601981233, 9781601981226

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