Bloomberg Business has an interesting (and productivity vortex) interactive chart show who marries who based on profession.
The Relationship between Establishment Training and the Retention of Older Workers: Evidence from Germany
by Peter B. Berg, Mary K. Hamman, Matthew M. Piszczek, Christopher J. Ruhm #21746
Philip Cohen of Family Inequality has some suggestions for promoting your research:
These are some basic thoughts for academics promoting their research. You don’t have to be a full-time self-promoter to improve your reach and impact, but the options are daunting and I often hear people say they don’t have time to do things like run a Twitter account or write blogs. Even a relatively small effort, if well directed, can help a lot. Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good. It’s fine to do some things pretty well even if you can’t do everything to your ideal standard.
It’s all about making your research better — better quality, better impact. You want more people to read and appreciate your work, not just because you want fame and fortune, but because that’s what the work is for.
Keith Humphreys, writing for WonkBlog, examines recent changes in the U.S. incarceration rates:
After decades of growth, the U.S. imprisonment rate has been declining for the past six years. Hidden within this welcome overall trend is a sizable and surprising racial disparity: African-Americans are benefitting from the national de-incarceration trend but whites are serving time at increasingly higher rates.
Philip Cohen of Family Inequality charts the correlation between marriage and gender inequality:
I used data from this U.N. report on marriage rates from 2008, restricted to those countries that had data from 2000 or later. To show marriage rates I used the percentage of women ages 30-34 that are currently married. This is thus a combination of marriage prevalence and marriage timing, which is something like the amount of marriage in the country. I got gender inequality from the U.N. Development Programme’s Human Development Report for 2015. The gender inequality index combines the maternal mortality ratio, the adolescent birth rate, the representation of women in the national parliament, the gender gap in secondary education, and the gender gap in labor market participation.
Do People Shape Cities, or Do Cities Shape People? The Co-evolution of Physical, Social, and Economic Change in Five Major U.S. Cities
by Nikhil Naik, Scott Duke Kominers, Ramesh Raskar, Edward L. Glaeser, Cesar A. Hidalgo #21620
Measuring Health Insurance Benefits: The Case of People with Disabilities
by Richard V. Burkhauser, Jeff Larrimore, Sean Lyons #21629
Using Linked Survey and Administrative Data to Better Measure Income: Implications for Poverty, Program Effectiveness and Holes in the Safety Net
by Bruce D. Meyer, Nikolas Mittag #21676
Do Students Know Best? Choice, Classroom Time, and Academic Performance
by Theodore J. Joyce, Sean Crockett, David A. Jaeger, Onur Altindag, Stephen D. O’Connell, Dahlia K. Remler #21656
The World Bank has launched a gender data portal:
Gender data are one of the most visited parts of our data site, and these new resources make it easier than ever to see our data’s gender dimensions. The country and topic dashboards give an overview of the distribution and trends in data across important themes, and the online tables and book are a useful reference for the most commonly accessed data.
Most weeks I put a quiz on our departmental white board. The questions might be from things I post in this blog, but often are just things I find interesting, surprising or just fun. I thought I would try the format here. If you have any feedback, please e-mail me at ljridley [at] umich [dot] edu.
Using Behavioral Insights to Increase Parental Engagement: The Parents and Children Together (PACT) Intervention
by Susan E. Mayer, Ariel Kalil, Philip Oreopoulos, Sebastian Gallegos #21602