Mincer, Jacob (19222006)

Finis Welch
From The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, Second Edition, 2008
Edited by Steven N. Durlauf and Lawrence E. Blume
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Jacob Mincer was one of the founding fathers of modern labour economics. Along with Gary Becker and T.W. Schultz, Mincer's ideas led to the evolution of labour economics as perhaps the premier applied field in economics. His work on personal income distributions and the associated wage–age profiles has dominated empirical research on these topics since the mid-1960s. The work extended to many related areas, most importantly the labour force participation of married women, the wage–age profiles associated with interrupted work careers, and migration decisions of two-career families.
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Welch, Finis. "Mincer, Jacob (1922–2006)." The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics. Second Edition. Eds. Steven N. Durlauf and Lawrence E. Blume. Palgrave Macmillan, 2008. The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics Online. Palgrave Macmillan. 24 November 2017 <http://www.dictionaryofeconomics.com/article?id=pde2008_M000414> doi:10.1057/9780230226203.1101

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