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“Beating Onward, Ever Onward”: A Critical Mass, 1910–1954

Stephanie Y. Evans

in Black Women in the Ivory Tower, 1850–1954: An Intellectual History

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032689
eISBN:
9780813039299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032689.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter discusses the growth in education attainment between 1910 and 1954 and the development of a significant number of collegiate women. In the period between 1910 and 1954, the emergence of ... More


Wages and Skills

Edward N. Wolff

in Does Education Really Help?: Skill, Work, and Inequality

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195189964
eISBN:
9780199850792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189964.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter examines the way in which sources of structural change have affected wage movements in the US economy. In so doing, it discusses the second major paradox of the book—namely, that while ... More


The Growth of the Information Economy

Edward N. Wolff

in Does Education Really Help?: Skill, Work, and Inequality

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195189964
eISBN:
9780199850792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189964.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter documents the growth of information workers in the US economy during the postwar period and analyzes the sources of this expansion. The growth in the information economy is important for ... More


Cognitive Challenge in Youth

Pamela M. Greenwood and Raja Parasuraman

in Nurturing the Older Brain and Mind

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262017145
eISBN:
9780262301336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262017145.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter presents studies which reveal that the cognitive challenge in youth helps to improve brain function and cognitive function in adulthood and old age. The association of higher education ... More


Durable Ethnicity: Mexican Americans and the Ethnic Core

Edward Telles and Christina A. Sue

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190221492
eISBN:
9780190061401
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190221492.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Despite the common perception that most persons of Mexican origin in the United States are undocumented immigrants or the young children of immigrants, the majority are citizens and have been living ... More


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