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Human Capital Formation in Germany and the USA

Michael Lechner, Viktor Steiner, James Heckman, Jeff Smith & Jörn Pischke

abstract Aim of the project is to analyse human capital formation in the USA and Germany on a comparative basis. Our group will particularly focus on the influence of active labour market policies, in particular training and retraining, on human capital. The project culminates in a conference at Chicago that will bring together the research of the different groups involved.
   
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homepage http://www.siaw.unisg.ch/org/siaw/web.nsf/d638de4e02e667c...
partner It is a joint project with Viktor Steiner (ZEW Mannheim), James Heckman (University of Chicago), Jeff Smith (University of Western Ontario), and Jörn Pischke (MIT).
type applied research project
status ongoing
start of project 1999
end of project 2005
additional informations Financial support from the German-American Academic Council is graetfully acknowledged.
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