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Capitol investments [electronic resource] : the marketability of political skills / Glenn R. Parker.

By: Parker, Glenn R, 1946-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Economics, cognition, and society: Publisher: Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, c2008Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 199 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9780472024292 (electronic bk.); 0472024299 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Legislators -- United States | Politicians -- United States | Lobbyists -- United States | Occupational training -- United States | Career development -- United States | Human capital -- Political aspects -- United States | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Careers -- Job Hunting | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Careers -- Internships | USA -- Kongress | Abgeordneter | Karriereplanung | Lobbyismus | Berufsplanung | Soziales NetzwerkGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Capitol investments.DDC classification: 650.14024/32873 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Introduction -- Politicians, institutions, and human capital; or, Becker goes to Washington -- Methodology : data and variables -- Congress as workplace : the production of marketable human capital -- Returns to specialized training : career mobility and grooming lobbyists -- Returns to general training : competitive wages--but at a price -- Summary of findings and implications.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 183-191) and index.

Introduction -- Politicians, institutions, and human capital; or, Becker goes to Washington -- Methodology : data and variables -- Congress as workplace : the production of marketable human capital -- Returns to specialized training : career mobility and grooming lobbyists -- Returns to general training : competitive wages--but at a price -- Summary of findings and implications.

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