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The Influence of Jacob Mincer on Modern Labor Economics

Jacob Mincer

in Jacob Mincer: A Founding Father of Modern Labor Economics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199211319
eISBN:
9780191705748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199211319.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

This chapter appraises the role played by Jacob Mincer in labor economics during his long and prolific career. Mincer is certainly a good example of the capacity that many academics have to attract ... More


History of an Idea

Witham Larry

in Marketplace of the Gods: How Economics Explains Religion

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195394757
eISBN:
9780199777372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394757.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The modern “economics of religion” has roots in the thought of Adam Smith, but emerged in modern form when social scientists interested in religion adapted the ideas of George Homans (exchange ... More


Literacy Work in the Reign of Human Capital

Evan Watkins

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823264223
eISBN:
9780823266753
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823264223.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book addresses the subjects of literacy. It explores how literacy workers are subjected to the relations between new forms of labor and the concept of human capital as a dominant economic ... More


Explanations of occupational sex segregation

Jude Browne

in Sex segregation and inequality in the modern labour market

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861345998
eISBN:
9781447303343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861345998.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter provides a critical analysis of causal explanations of vertical occupational sex segregation (VOSS). It evaluates the representative theories from three major ‘explanatory camps’: ... More


The Economics of Crime Control

Doron Teichman

in Criminal Law Conversations

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199861279
eISBN:
9780190260071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199861279.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter presents an authoritative overview of the economics of crime control, with particular emphasis on Gary Becker's arguments as set forth in his seminal paper, Crime and Punishment: An ... More


Capitalizing on Autonomy

Evan Watkins

in Literacy Work in the Reign of Human Capital

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823264223
eISBN:
9780823266753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823264223.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines Yochai Benkler's notion of individual autonomy and compares it to Gary Becker's model of human capital. In particular, it juxtaposes Becker's “mindset 1” industrial investor in ... More


Fantasies of Blackness and Racial Capitalism

Mark C. Jerng

in Racial Worldmaking: The Power of Popular Fiction

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780823277759
eISBN:
9780823280544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823277759.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter traces sword and sorcery’s re-emergence as a popular genre in the 1960s and 1970s during the era of U.S. Civil Rights movements. It shows how strategies for reproducing racism despite ... More


Introduction: Literacy and Human Capital

Evan Watkins

in Literacy Work in the Reign of Human Capital

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823264223
eISBN:
9780823266753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823264223.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book explores how literacy has changed in relation to technology, labor, capital, and economics. It argues that human capital can no longer be represented solely as the kind of long-term ... More


Neoliberal Penality and the Biopolitics of Homo Œconomicus

Andrew Dilts

in Punishment and Inclusion: Race, Membership, and the Limits of American Liberalism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823262410
eISBN:
9780823268986
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823262410.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter gives a genealogy of homo œconomicus as a paradigmatic figure of neoliberal governmentality that provides the implicit framework of subjectivity marking the conditions of possibility for ... More


Social Economics: Current and Emerging Avenues

Joan Costa-Font and Mario Macis (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035651
eISBN:
9780262337915
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035651.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

The growing field of social economics explores how individual behavior is affected by group-level influences, extending the approach of mainstream economics to include broader social motivations and ... More


Gary S. Becker

Roger W. Spencer and David A. Macpherson

in Lives of the Laureates: Twenty-three Nobel Economists

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780262027960
eISBN:
9780262325868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027960.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter describes the work of Gary S. Becker as an economist of diverse interests, and as a Nobel Prize awardee. Becker was born in 1930 and received his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of ... More


Who Are Criminals? A Review

in Criminals and Victims

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804762526
eISBN:
9780804777599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804762526.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

Crime economic research seeks to understand why crime occurs and what mechanism can reduce its incidence or its consequences. This chapter gives a focused review of economic literature relating to ... More


The Deterrent Effect of Imprisonment

Steven N. Durlauf and Daniel S. Nagin

in Controlling Crime: Strategies and Tradeoffs

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226115122
eISBN:
9780226115139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226115139.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter considers the state of knowledge on the deterrent effects of imprisonment, first laying out Gary Becker's so-called “baseline” economic model of crime. The Beckerian model provides a ... More


Work, Earnings Potential, and Career Aspiration*

Arland Thornton, William G. Axinn, and Yu Xie

in Marriage and Cohabitation

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226798660
eISBN:
9780226798684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226798684.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Population and Demography

This chapter examines the influence of work in the labor force on marriage and cohabitation. Like education, work can have both negative and positive effects on union formation. On the one hand, ... More


Immigration Reform: A Modest Proposal

Richard K. Vedder

in The Economics of Immigration: Market-Based Approaches, Social Science, and Public Policy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780190258788
eISBN:
9780190258825
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190258788.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter proposes reforming immigration policy to increase the number of permits allowed and to use an auction mechanism to allocate the permits–similar to a proposal made by Gary Becker. ... More


The Effect of Tuition Reimbursement on Turnover: A Case Study Analysis

Colleen Flaherty Manchester

in The Analysis of Firms and Employees: Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226042879
eISBN:
9780226042893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226042893.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

Gary S. Becker's (1964) seminal work on investment in human capital makes a fundamental distinction between general and firm-specific skills, which has implications for investment and employee ... More


VOSS in the BBC

Jude Browne

in Sex segregation and inequality in the modern labour market

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861345998
eISBN:
9781447303343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861345998.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter illustrates the major quantitative findings of a large and detailed empirical investigation of occupational sex segregation in the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). It first ... More


Crime and Punishment

Richard Adelstein

in The Exchange Order: Property and Liability as an Economic System

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780190694272
eISBN:
9780190694302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190694272.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

This chapter elaborates the operation of criminal liability by closely considering efficient crimes and the law’s stance toward them, shows how its commitment to proportional punishment prevents the ... More


Meanings of Capital

Geoffrey M. Hodgson

in Conceptualizing Capitalism: Institutions, Evolution, Future

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226168005
eISBN:
9780226168142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226168142.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

Originally “capital” referred to head-counts of cattle, as measures of wealth. But in thirteenth-century Italy it acquired its enduring commercial meaning as money, or the money-value of assets ... More


Beccaria’s On Crimes and Punishments: A Mirror on the History of the Foundations of Modern Criminal Law

Bernard E Harcourt

in Foundational Texts in Modern Criminal Law

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199673612
eISBN:
9780191751745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199673612.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Legal History

Beccaria’s treatise On Crimes and Punishments (1764) has become a placeholder for the classical school of thought in criminology, for deterrence-based public policy, for death penalty abolitionism, ... More


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