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   Jacob Mincer Papers, 1975-2002

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Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Jacob Mincer Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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Summary Information

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Call No.:MS#1702
Bib ID:10573258 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Mincer, Jacob, 1922-2006.
Title:Jacob Mincer Papers, 1975-2002
Physical description:1.5 linear ft. (1 record carton)
Language(s): Material is in English
Access: This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least two business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. This collection has no restrictions.  More information »

Arrangement

Arrangement

Material is arranged into two series

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Description

Scope and Content

Papers of labor economist and Columbia University professor Jacob Mincer. The papers relate primarilt to his teaching career and include syllabi and lecture notes.

Series I: Teaching Materials, 1975-1997

The teaching materials series is comprised of Mincer's syllabi and lecture notes for courses he taught at Columbia University. Of particualr interest is the material on his labor and economics course, his area of expertise. The changing syllabi and notes show the evolution of the field of labor economics and Mincer's changing presentation of the topic to his students.

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Using the Collection

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Access Restrictions

 This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least two business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

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This collection has no restrictions.

Restrictions on Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Jacob Mincer Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries. Rare Book and Manuscript Library; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

Processing Information

Papers processed 12/16/2013 ceh

Finding aid written 12/16/2013 ceh

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion December 17, 2013 Finding aid written in English.
    2013-12-17 xml document instance created by Carrie Hintz.

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Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Labor economics.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Mincer, Jacob, 1922-2006.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

History

Jacob Mincer was a labor economist and professor of economics at Columbia University.

Mincer was born in Tomaszow Poland in 1922. He was interned in German labor camps during World War II, and, after surviving the Holocaust, emigrated to the United States in 1948. He received his BA from Emory University in 1950 and his PhD in Economics from Columbia in 1957. He taught briefly at the City College of New York, Hebrew University, the Stockholm School of Economics, and the University of Chicago before returning to Columbia University where spent the remainder of his career, retiring and accepting Emeritus status in 1991.

Mincer, who is often called the father of modern labor economics, helped to define that field through his work studying human capital. He was one of the first economists to study women's earnings and their effect on family finances and economics. In 2002 Mincer was awarded the IZA Prize in Labor economics and in 2004 he received a Career Achievement Award from the University of Chicago's Society of Labor Economists, an award that was later renamed the Mincer Award in his honor.

Mincer died in 2006 of complications from Parkinson's disease.

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