The Economic History of Higher Education: Evidence from Current Student Work


1:30-2:30 pm    Add
120 Latimer Hall

Economic historians have long recognized the importance of education for an economy's growth and for individual economic mobility. This talk presents past and current research on this topic, including a review of what economic historians have taught us about the historical determinants of public higher education funding, the contribution of egalitarian university admissions in STEM fields to female college-going in the early 20th century, and the 21st-century relationship between UC admissions and criminal behavior.
Zach Bleemer, Director, California ClioMetric History Project
Martha Olney, Professor
Mark Vandre, Undergraduate Research Assistant, California ClioMetric History Project

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