ERIC Number: ED053383
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Sep
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Human Capital Obsolescence: The Effects on Earnings Patterns of Engineers of the Expansion of Technical Knowledge.
Haines, John Stirling, Jr.
This study analyzes the impact on earnings of human-capital obsolescence, human-capital deterioration, unstructured on-the-job learning, and structured on-the-job learning. The study defines these four concepts, discusses their determinants, and analyzes the market mechanics by which each influences earning rates. A model is developed and adapted to detailed engineering occupations, and the implications of the model are tested. (Author)
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Economic Research, Engineers, Knowledge Level, Learning Theories, Models, Technological Advancement
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Va. 22151 (PB-194 745, MF $.95, HC $3.00)
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Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison.
Note: Doctoral thesis