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Technical Change and the Relative Demand for Skilled Labor: The United States in Historical Perspective

Lawrence F. Katz, Robert A. Margo

Chapter in forthcoming NBER book Human Capital in History: The American Record, Leah P. Boustan, Carola Frydman, and Robert A. Margo, editors
Conference held December 7-8, 2012
Forthcoming from University of Chicago Press

---- Acknowledgements -----

This paper was presented at the "Human Capital and History: The American Record" conference in Cambridge, MA, December 2012. The conference was jointly sponsored by the NBER and the Spencer Foundation. Comments from David Autor, Jeremy Atack, Leah Boustan, Stan Engerman, Carola Frydman, Caitlin Rosenthal, and conference participants are gratefully acknowledged. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

At least one co-author has disclosed a financial relationship of potential relevance for this research. Further information is available online at http://www.nber.org/papers/w18752.ack

---- Disclosure of Financial Relationships for Lawrence F. Katz -----

I am a member of the Board of Trustees of the Russell Sage Foundation, the Board of Directors of the Manpower Demonstration Research Corporation, and the Panel of Economic Advisors of the Congressional Budget Office.

Over the past three years our research team has received at least $10,000 in support from two organizations that might be viewed as having some stake in the results of this paper – the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, or HUD (the sponsor of the Moving to Opportunity experiment that we study in our paper), and the MacArthur Foundation.

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