High Education, High Technology, and High Wages

4/13/99

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  1. High Education, High Technology, and High Wages

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  4. California is a High Wage State

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  7. California’s High-Wage Status is Due in Part to California’s Highly Educated Labor Force

  8. California is a High Education State

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  11. But, California is Losing its Relative Advantage

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  13. The Proportion of High-School Drop-Outs in California has Ceased to Fall

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  15. Something More than just the Educational Mix is Influencing the Wage Structure in California

  16. How do we know?

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  20. Taken together these trends imply ...

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  22. Why is California a High Wage State?

  23. California is Technologically Advanced

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  26. California’s High Patent Intensity is a reflection of (a Proxy for) its High-Tech, Entrepreneurial Environment

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  37. Regression Model

  38. Own Education

  39. Independent Variables

  40. Educational Structure of State Workers

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  43. All the Marshallian Variables have Powerful Effects

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  45. How Big Depends Upon the Example

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  48. Conclusion

  49. Dilemma

  50. C-S Method

  51. California is home to more college-educated people than it has educated

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  53. But, California is a net importer of people of all educational levels

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  55. In-migration is not improving California’s Educational mix

  56. A stronger commitment to Higher Education would help

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By Richard Sutch, Susan Carter, and Matthew Sobek

Email: Richard.Sutch@ucr.edu

Home Page: CSEP.ucr.edu

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