Open Access Thesis
Date of Award
Human capital appears to be no longer adequate to explain why some people get good jobs and others get bad jobs. Increasingly, a person's race, gender, class and geographical location seem to be better predictors for the type of jobs people secure. The data that is used to explore the problem comes from a phone survey of Southeastern Michigan conducted during 2002 and 2003. Geographic space definitely affected demographic variables when looking at the makeup of the temporary workforce.
Palmer, Ian, "Human Capital In The Context Of Race, Gender And Geography: How Does It Really Help To Get A Good Job?" (2013). Wayne State University Theses. 242.