Inequality in America: What Role for Human Capital Policies? (Alvin Hansen Symposium on Public Policy at Harvard University)

4.15 avg rating
( 20 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780262582605: Inequality in America: What Role for Human Capital Policies? (Alvin Hansen Symposium on Public Policy at Harvard University)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

The surge of inequality in income and wealth in the United States over the past twenty-five years has reversed the steady progress toward greater equality that had been underway throughout most of the twentieth century. This economic development has defied historical patterns and surprised many economists, producing vigorous debate. Inequality in America: What Role for Human Capital Policies? examines the ways in which human capital policies can address this important problem. Taking it as a given that potentially low-income workers would benefit from more human capital in the form of market skills and education, James Heckman and Alan Krueger discuss which policies would be most effective in providing it: should we devote more resources to the entire public school system, or to specialized programs like Head Start? Would relaxing credit restraints encourage more students to attend college? Does vocational training actually work? What is the best balance of private and public sector programs?

The book preserves the character of the symposium at which the papers were originally presented, recreating its atmosphere of lively debate. It begins with separate arguments by Krueger and Heckman (writing with Pedro Carneiro), which are followed by comments from other economists. Krueger and Heckman and Carneiro then offer separate responses to the comments and final rejoinders.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Inside Flap:

"There is no more important problem facing the U.S. than the wide and widening gap between the life chances of those who start with advantages and those who start with disadvantages. What can be done through education to restore something like equal opportunity? A thoughtful reader of this fascinating book will come to understand how one can try to answer that vital question, what sort of evidence there is, and how first-class scholars can come to different conclusions. There is excitement as well as enlightenment here." --Robert M. Solow, Institute Professor of Economics, Emeritus, MIT, and Nobel Laureate in Economics (1987)

"This book is critical reading for anyone who wants to understand the debate over policy choices to combat widening inequality in the U.S. Alan Krueger offers an articulate case for expanding training initiatives and pursuing education reforms like class size reduction and merit pay. His critics argue instead for expanding school choice and refocusing public money on the youngest children. *Inequality in America* offers the reader a clear picture of the evidence, as well as the sharp lines that divide liberals and conservatives in this important area." --David Card, Class of 1950 Professor of Economics, University of California, Berkeley

About the Author:

James J. Heckman is the Henry Schultz Distinguished Service Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago. He was a recipient of the Nobel Prize for Economic Sciences in 2000. He is the coauthor (with Alan B. Krueger) of Inequality in America: What Role for Human Capital Policies? (MIT Press).

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

James J. Heckman; Alan B. Krueger
Published by The MIT Press (2005)
ISBN 10: 0262582600 ISBN 13: 9780262582605
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description The MIT Press, 2005. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0262582600

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 26.07
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

James J. Heckman, Alan B. Krueger, Benjamin M. Friedman (Editor), Benjamin M. Friedman (Introduction)
Published by The MIT Press (2005)
ISBN 10: 0262582600 ISBN 13: 9780262582605
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description The MIT Press, 2005. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0262582600

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 24.68
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

James J. Heckman, Alan B. Krueger
Published by MIT Press Ltd, United States (2005)
ISBN 10: 0262582600 ISBN 13: 9780262582605
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description MIT Press Ltd, United States, 2005. Paperback. Condition: New. Revised ed.. Language: English . Brand New Book. The surge of inequality in income and wealth in the United States over the past twenty-five years has reversed the steady progress toward greater equality that had been underway throughout most of the twentieth century. This economic development has defied historical patterns and surprised many economists, producing vigorous debate. Inequality in America: What Role for Human Capital Policies? examines the ways in which human capital policies can address this important problem. Taking it as a given that potentially low-income workers would benefit from more human capital in the form of market skills and education, James Heckman and Alan Krueger discuss which policies would be most effective in providing it: should we devote more resources to the entire public school system, or to specialized programs like Head Start? Would relaxing credit restraints encourage more students to attend college? Does vocational training actually work? What is the best balance of private and public sector programs?The book preserves the character of the symposium at which the papers were originally presented, recreating its atmosphere of lively debate. It begins with separate arguments by Krueger and Heckman (writing with Pedro Carneiro), which are followed by comments from other economists. Krueger and Heckman and Carneiro then offer separate responses to the comments and final rejoinders. Seller Inventory # AAH9780262582605

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 34.61
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

James J. HeckmanAlan B. Krueger
Published by MIT Press
ISBN 10: 0262582600 ISBN 13: 9780262582605
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description MIT Press. Condition: New. Brand New. Seller Inventory # 0262582600

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 31.63
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.60
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

James J. Heckman, Alan B. Krueger
Published by MIT Press Ltd, United States (2005)
ISBN 10: 0262582600 ISBN 13: 9780262582605
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description MIT Press Ltd, United States, 2005. Paperback. Condition: New. Revised ed.. Language: English . Brand New Book. The surge of inequality in income and wealth in the United States over the past twenty-five years has reversed the steady progress toward greater equality that had been underway throughout most of the twentieth century. This economic development has defied historical patterns and surprised many economists, producing vigorous debate. Inequality in America: What Role for Human Capital Policies? examines the ways in which human capital policies can address this important problem. Taking it as a given that potentially low-income workers would benefit from more human capital in the form of market skills and education, James Heckman and Alan Krueger discuss which policies would be most effective in providing it: should we devote more resources to the entire public school system, or to specialized programs like Head Start? Would relaxing credit restraints encourage more students to attend college? Does vocational training actually work? What is the best balance of private and public sector programs?The book preserves the character of the symposium at which the papers were originally presented, recreating its atmosphere of lively debate. It begins with separate arguments by Krueger and Heckman (writing with Pedro Carneiro), which are followed by comments from other economists. Krueger and Heckman and Carneiro then offer separate responses to the comments and final rejoinders. Seller Inventory # AAH9780262582605

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 35.54
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Heckman, James J.
ISBN 10: 0262582600 ISBN 13: 9780262582605
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2005. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # TM-9780262582605

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 31.84
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

James J. Heckman
Published by MIT Press (2005)
ISBN 10: 0262582600 ISBN 13: 9780262582605
New Quantity Available: 6
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description MIT Press, 2005. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # WM-9780262582605

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 24.57
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 12.59
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

James J. Heckman; Alan B. Krueger
ISBN 10: 0262582600 ISBN 13: 9780262582605
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Speedy Hen LLC
(Sunrise, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # ST0262582600. Seller Inventory # ST0262582600

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 38.40
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

James J Heckman; Alan B Krueger
Published by MIT Press (2005)
ISBN 10: 0262582600 ISBN 13: 9780262582605
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description MIT Press, 2005. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # ria9780262582605_rkm

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 34.85
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.41
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Heckman, James J., Krueger, Alan B.
Published by The MIT Press (2005)
ISBN 10: 0262582600 ISBN 13: 9780262582605
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description The MIT Press, 2005. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110262582600

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 40.33
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book