Human Capital and History: The American Record

December 7-8, 2012

Royal Sonesta Hotel

Conference Code of Conduct

Friday, December 7
Lawrence F. Katz, Harvard University and NBER
Robert A. Margo, Boston University and NBER

Technical Change and the Relative Demand for Skilled Labor: The United States in Historical Perspective
Claudia Olivetti, Dartmouth College and NBER

The Female Labor Force and Long-run Development: The American Experience in Comparative Perspective
Martha J. Bailey, University of California, Los Angeles and NBER
Melanie E. Guldi, University of Central Florida
Brad Hershbein, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research

Two Twentieth Century Fertility Transitions: Implications for Human Capital
Shelly Lundberg, University of California at Santa Barbara
Robert Pollak, Washington University in St. Louis and NBER

The Uneven Retreat from Marriage in the U.S., 1950-2010
Nora E. Gordon, Georgetown University and NBER

Explaining Trends in High School Graduation: The Changing Elementary and Secondary Education Policy Landscape and Income Inequality over the Last Half Century
Hoyt Bleakley, University of Michigan and NBER
Dora Costa, University of California, Los Angeles and NBER
Adriana Lleras-Muney, University of California, Los Angeles and NBER

Health, Education and Income Trends in the US
Leah Platt Boustan, Princeton University and NBER
William J. Collins, Vanderbilt University and NBER

The Origins and Persistence of Black-White Differences in Women's Labor Force Participation
Claudia Goldin, Harvard University and NBER

A Pollution Theory of Discrimination: Male and Female Differences in Occupations and Earnings
Ilyana Kuziemko, Princeton University and NBER
Joseph P. Ferrie, Northwestern University and NBER

The Role of Immigrant Children in their Parents' Assimilation: 1850 to 2010