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    • America's Graduation from High School: The Evolution and Spread of Secondary Schooling in the Twentieth Century 

      Goldin, Claudia (Cambridge University Press, 1998)
      Secondary-school enrollment and graduation rates increased spectacularly in much of the United States from 1910 to 1940; the advance was particularly rapid from 1920 to 1935 in the nonsouthern states. This increase was ...
    • Can Online Learning Bend the Higher Education Cost Curve? 

      Deming, David James; Goldin, Claudia D.; Katz, Lawrence F.; Yuchtman, Noam (American Economic Association, 2015)
      We examine whether online learning technologies have led to lower prices in higher education. Using data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, we show that online education is concentrated in large ...
    • Cliometrics and the Nobel 

      Goldin, Claudia D. (American Economic Association, 1995)
      In October 1993, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics to Robert William Fogel and Douglass Cecil North `for having renewed research in economic history.' The Academy noted that `they ...
    • The Cost of Workplace Flexibility for High-Powered Professionals 

      Goldin, Claudia D.; Katz, Lawrence F. (SAGE Publications, 2011)
      The authors study the pecuniary penalties for family-related amenities in the workplace (e.g., job interruptions, short hours, part-time work, and flexibility during the workday), how women have responded to them, and how ...
    • Does Federal Student Aid Raise Tuition? New Evidence on For-Profit Colleges 

      Cellini, Stephanie Riegg; Goldin, Claudia D. (American Economic Association, 2014)
      We use administrative data from five states to provide the first comprehensive estimates of the size of the for-profit higher education sector in the U.S. Our estimates include schools that are not currently eligible to ...
    • Dynamics of the Gender Gap for Young Professionals in the Financial and Corporate Sectors 

      Bertrand, Marianne; Goldin, Claudia D.; Katz, Lawrence F. (American Economic Association, 2010)
      The careers of MBAs from a top US business school are studied to understand how career dynamics differ by gender. Although male and female MBAs have nearly identical earnings at the outset of their careers, their earnings ...
    • The Economic Cost of the American Civil War: Estimates and Implications 

      Goldin, Claudia; Lewis, Frank (Cambridge University Press, 1975)
    • The Economics of Emancipation 

      Goldin, Claudia (Cambridge University Press, 1973)
    • Education and Income in the Early 20th Century: Evidence from the Prairies 

      Goldin, Claudia; Katz, Lawrence (Cambridge University Press, 2000)
      We present the first estimates of the returns to years of schooling before 1940 using a large sample individuals (from the 1915 Iowa State Census). The returns to a year of high school or college were substantial in ...
    • Education and Income in the Early Twentieth Century: Evidence from the Prairies 

      Goldin, Claudia; Katz, Lawrence (Cambridge University Press, 2000)
      We present the first estimates of the returns to years of schooling before 1940 using a large sample individuals (from the 1915 Iowa State Census). The returns to a year of high school or college were substantial in ...
    • Egalitarianism and the Returns to Education during the Great Transformation of American Education 

      Goldin, Claudia (University of Chicago Press, 1999)
      Secondary school education greatly expanded in the United States from 1910 to 1940, setting its schooling attainment apart from that of all other countries. Barely 10 percent of youth were high school graduates in 1910, ...
    • Essays in Applied Microeconomics 

      Sands, Emily Glassberg (2014-06-06)
      This dissertation contains three chapters. Each applies the tools of applied microeconomics to questions in labor economics, the economics of education, and social economics, respectively. In the first chapter, which is ...
    • Essays in Applied Microeconomics 

      Hwang, Jisoo (2014-06-24)
      This dissertation consists of three essays in labor economics and political economy.
    • Essays in Labor Economics 

      Cook-Stuntz, Elizabeth Ann (2016-05-19)
      In my first chapter, I consider the long-term effects of World War II on women. WWII drew women into the workforce in unprecedented numbers and, often, into atypical occupations. After the war, they returned home where ...
    • Essays in Law and Economics 

      Yang, Crystal Siming (2013-10-08)
      This dissertation consists of three papers relating to the field of Law and Economics. The first two papers examine the impact of increased judicial discretion on both racial disparities and inter-judge disparities in the ...
    • Essays on Intergenerational Mobility and Inequality in Economic History 

      Feigenbaum, James (2016-05-18)
      This dissertation explores intergenerational mobility and inequality in the early twentieth century. The first chapter asks whether economic downturns increase or decrease mobility. I estimate the effect of the Great ...
    • Essays on Matching in Labor Economics 

      Hurder, Stephanie Ruth (2013-08-12)
      In this dissertation, I present three essays on matching and assignment in labor economics. The first chapter presents an integrated model of occupation choice, spouse choice, family labor supply, and fertility. Two key ...
    • Essays on the Economics of the Family 

      Rotz, Dana (2012-07-25)
      This dissertation contains three essays analyzing how families form and how family members interact. The first chapter studies and connects recent trends in age at marriage and divorce. The second chapter looks within ...
    • Female Labor Force Participation: The Origin of Black and White Differences, 1870 and 1880 

      Goldin, Claudia (Cambridge University Press, 1977)
      Although white women have only recently entered the work force, their black counterparts have participated throughout American history. Differences between their rates of participation have been recorded only for the ...
    • For-Profit Colleges 

      Deming, David James; Goldin, Claudia D.; Katz, Lawrence F. (Brookings Institution Press, 2013)
      For-profit, or proprietary, colleges are the fastest-growing postsecondary schools in the nation, enrolling a disproportionately high share of disadvantaged and minority students and those ill-prepared for college. Because ...