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Women Working Longer
Increased Employment at Older Ages

Edited by Claudia Goldin and Lawrence F. Katz
University of Chicago Press, 2018
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     Today, more American women than ever before stay in the workforce into their sixties and seventies. This trend emerged in the 1980s, and has persisted during the past three decades, despite substantial changes in macroeconomic conditions. Why is this so? Today’s older American women work full-time jobs at greater rates than women in other developed countries.
     In Women Working Longer, editors Claudia Goldin and Lawrence F. Katz assemble new research that presents fresh insights on the phenomenon of working longer. Their findings suggest that education and work experience earlier in life are connected to women’s later-in-life work.  Other contributors to the volume investigate additional factors that may play a role in late-life labor supply, such as marital disruption, household finances, and access to retirement benefits.  A pioneering study of recent trends in older women’s labor force participation, this collection offers insights valuable to a wide array of social scientists, employers, and policy makers.

The Race Between Education and Technology 
Claudia Goldin and Lawrence F. Katz
Harvard University Press, 2008.
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Winner of the 2008 R.R. Hawkins Award for the most outstanding scholarly work in any discipline.

Winner of the 2008 Richard A. Lester Prize for the Outstanding Book in Labor Economics and Industrial Relations.

Summary article in the Milken Institute Review (3rd Q 2009), The Future of Inequality. Timothy Noah's article in Slate (Sept, 2010), "The Great Divergence," has a lengthy section on the book pp. 2, 13, 29-35.  Numerous columns and Op-eds in the New York Times by Nicholas Kristof (Nov. 13, 2008, Feb. 15, 2009), Bob Herbert (Sept. 29, 2009, August 2010), Stephen Kotkin (Oct. 5, 2008), and David Leonhardt (July 2, 2008, Feb. 1, 2009) have concerned our book.  See also columns in Forbes by Thomas Cooley (Nov. 26, 2008), Joel Klein (Aug. 11, 2010), and Ben Wildavsky (Aug. 11, 2010).  Reviews include those in the Chronicle of Higher Education,  De Economist, Education Next, Science, and The Financial Times.