PSC research on human capital, labor, and wealth dates back to the 1960s and Otis Dudley Duncan. Today, a large group of PSC researchers study these areas, looking particularly at race, gender, and age disparities.
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Danziger, Sheldon H., and Cecilia Elena Rouse. 2007. The Price of Independence: The Economics of Early Adulthood. New York: Russell Sage Foundation.
Bailey, Martha J. 2012. "Reexamining the Impact of Family Planning Programs on US Fertility: Evidence from the War on Poverty and the Early Years of Title X." American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 4(2): 62-97. PMCID: PMC3348617.
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Wodtke, Geoffrey, David J. Harding, and Felix Elwert. 2011. "Neighborhood Effects in Temporal Perspective: The Impact of Long-Term Exposure to Concentrated Disadvantage on High School Graduation." American Sociological Review, 76(5): 713-736. PMCID: PMC3413291.
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