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Inequality in America what role for human capital policies? by Alvin Hansen Symposium on Public Policy (3rd 2002 Harvard University)

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Published by MIT Press in Cambridge, Mass .
Written in English


  • Income distribution -- United States -- Congresses,
  • Human capital -- Government policy -- United States -- Congresses,
  • Manpower policy -- United States -- Congresses,
  • Equality -- United States -- Congresses,
  • United States -- Social policy -- Congresses

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StatementJames J. Heckman and Alan B. Krueger ; The Alvin Hansen Symposium on Public Policy, Harvard University ; edited and with an introduction by Benjamin M. Friedman
ContributionsHeckman, James J., Krueger, Alan B, Friedman, Benjamin M
LC ClassificationsHC110.I5 A66 2002
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 370 p. :
Number of Pages370
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17110720M
ISBN 100262083280
LC Control Number2003059277

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