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Mincer, Jacob, 1922-2006

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Personal name headingMincer, Jacob, 1922-2006
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Variant(s)Mincer, Jacob, 1920-2006
Associated placeBrno (Czech Republic)
Atlanta (Ga.)
Chicago (Ill.)
Birth date19220715
Death date20060820
Place of birthTomaszów (Radom, Poland)
Place of deathNew York (N.Y.)
Field of activityLabor economics
AffiliationColumbia University
Emory University
University of Chicago
City University of New York. City College
Profession or occupationHolocaust survivor Economist Professor
Found innuc88-111331: His Wage structures and labor turnover in the U.S. and Japan, 1987 (hdg. on NIC rept.: Mincer, Jacob, 1920- ; usage: Jacob Mincer)
LC data base, 7-7-89 (hdg.: Mincer, Jacob, 1920-)
New York times WWW site, Aug. 23, 2006 (Jacob Mincer; b. July 15, 1922, Tomaszow, Poland; d. Sunday [Aug. 20, 2006], Manhattan, aged 84; pioneer in labor economics who was the first to quantify the payoff from education and training)
Columbia University website, July 7, 2015: (Jacob Mincer; Polish Holocaust survivor who emigrated to the United States in 1948; graduated with a Ph.D. in Economics from Columbia (1957) to become a leading member of a group of economists at Columbia and the University of Chicago, known as the Labor Workshop at Columbia and later the Columbia-Chicago School of Economics, which developed the empirical foundations of human capital theory and revolutionized the field of labor economics)
Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit website, July 7, 2015: (Jacob Mincer; first winner of the IZA Prize in Labor Economics (2002), died at his home in New York City on August 20, 2006 after a long illness; born in Poland in 1922 and at the youthful age of 16 entered a Technical University in Brno, Czechoslovakia (Mincer, no date); His studies were soon interrupted by the invasion of Czechoslovakia in Spring 1939, and he spent much of the World War II years in various prisons and concentration work camps. After the war, his skills in several languages secured him a job working for the American Military Government in Germany. In 1948 he received a Hillel Foundation scholarship for exceptional survivors and a U.S. visa to resume his studies at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Credit earned from placement examinations at Emory University enabled him to graduate in two years, after which he went to the University of Chicago to study economics; except for visiting appointments at the University of Chicago and a Fulbright Fellowship in Sweden, Mincer's career centered on New York City; He completed his doctoral studies at Columbia University (1957), and taught at the City College of New York until joining the Columbia University faculty in 1959; other institutions that played a major role in his professional life were the New York office of the National Bureau of Economic Research and the Labor Workshop at Columbia University)
Associated languageeng