Archive for the 'Working Papers' Category

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New Working Papers from the NBER

Early Non-marital Childbearing and the “Culture of Despair”
by Melissa Schettini Kearney, Phillip B. Levine
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Smoking Policies and Birth Outcomes: Estimates From a New Era
by Sara Markowitz, E. Kathleen Adams, Patricia M. Dietz, Viji Kannan, Van Tong
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A “Second Opinion” on the Economic Health of the American Middle Class
by Richard V. Burkhauser, Jeff Larrimore, Kosali I. Simon
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Residential Rivalry and Constraints on the Availability of Child Labor
by Richard Akresh, Eric V. Edmonds
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The Incidence of Local Labor Demand Shocks
by Matthew J. Notowidigdo
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The Impacts of the Affordable Care Act: How Reasonable Are the Projections?
by Jonathan Gruber
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How Teacher Turnover Harms Student Achievement
by Matthew Ronfeldt, Hamilton Lankford, Susanna Loeb, James Wyckoff
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Effective Schools: Teacher Hiring, Assignment, Development, and Retention
by Susanna Loeb, Demetra Kalogrides, Tara Beteille
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Weekends and Subjective Well-Being
by John F. Helliwell, Shun Wang
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The Empirical Content of Models with Multiple Equilibria in Economies with Social Interactions
by Alberto Bisin, Andrea Moro, Giorgio Topa
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The Labor Market Impact of Employer Health Benefit Mandates: Evidence from San Francisco’s Health Care Security Ordinance
by Carrie H. Colla, William H. Dow, Arindrajit Dube
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Economic Preparation for Retirement
by Michael D. Hurd, Susann Rohwedder
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New Discussion Papers from the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)

Too Far to Go? Does Distance Determine Study Choices?
(published also in German as “Der Einfluss des lokalen Hochschulangebots auf die Studienwahl” in: Zeitschrift für Erziehungswissenschaft, 2010, 13(4), 683-706)
Stefan Denzler, Stefan Wolter
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Rising Food Prices and Household Welfare: Evidence from Brazil in 2008
Francisco H.G. Ferreira, Anna Fruttero, Phillippe Leite, Leonardo Lucchetti
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Poisoning the Mind: Arsenic Contamination of Drinking Water Wells and Children’s Educational Achievement in Rural Bangladesh
(forthcoming in: Economics of Education Review)
Niaz Asadullah, Nazmul Chaudhury
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The Welfare Impact of Price Changes on Household Welfare and Inequality 1999-2010
Jason Loughrey, Cathal O’Donoghue
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Religiosity and Migration: Travel into One’s Self versus Travel across Cultures
Mariya Aleksynska, Barry R. Chiswick
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The Economics of Risky Health Behaviors
(forthcoming in: Handbook of Health Economics)
John Cawley, Christopher J. Ruhm
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A Panel Data Analysis of Racial/Ethnic Differences in Married Women’s Labor Supply
Kenneth Troske, Alexandru Voicu
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The Effects of Cooperation: A Structural Model of Siblings’ Caregiving Interactions
Marike Knoef, Peter Kooreman
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A Note on Inequality Aversion Across Countries, Using Two New Measures
Diane Macunovich
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On the Origins of Gender Roles: Women and the Plough
Alberto Alesina, Paola Giuliano, Nathan Nunn
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Gender Earnings Gaps in the World
Hugo Nopo, Nancy Daza, Johanna Ramos
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Flu Shots, Mammograms, and the Perception of Probabilities
Katherine Grace Carman, Peter Kooreman
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Health Effects on Children’s Willingness to Compete
(forthcoming in: Experimental Economics)
Björn Bartling, Ernst Fehr, Daniel Schunk
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Gender Patterns in Vietnam’s Child Mortality
Thong Le Pham, Peter Kooreman, Ruud H. Koning, Doede Wiersma
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Do Guns Displace Books? The Impact of Compulsory Military Service on Educational Attainment
Thomas Bauer, Stefan Bender, Alfredo Paloyo, Christoph M. Schmidt
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Employment, Hours of Work and the Optimal Taxation of Low Income Families
(forthcoming in: Review of Economic Studies)
Richard Blundell, Andrew Shephard
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Unobserved Heterogeneity in Multiple-Spell Multiple-States Duration Models
(forthcoming as “Multistate event history analysis with frailty” in: Demographic Research)
Govert Bijwaard
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The Intergenerational Transmission of Cognitive and Non-Cognitive Skills During Adolescence and Young Adulthood
Silke Anger
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Immigration and Status Exchange in Australia and the United States
Kate H. Choi, Marta Tienda, Deborah A. Cobb-Clark, Mathias Sinning
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The Employment of Mothers: Recent Developments and their Determinants in East and West Germany
(forthcoming in: Jahrbücher für Nationalökonomie und Statistik (Journal of Economics and Statistics))
Barbara Hanel, Regina T. Riphahn
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New Working Papers from the NBER

Disability, Pension Reform and Early Retirement in Germany
by Axel H. Boersch-Supan, Hendrik Juerges
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The Economics of Risky Health Behaviors
by John Cawley, Christopher Ruhm
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The Long-Run Impacts of Early Childhood Education: Evidence From a Failed Policy Experiment
by Philip DeCicca, Justin D. Smith
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Peer Effects and Multiple Equilibria in the Risky Behavior of Friends
by David Card, Laura Giuliano
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Is Gifted Education a Bright Idea? Assessing the Impact of Gifted and Talented Programs on Achievement
by Sa A. Bui, Steven G. Craig, Scott A. Imberman
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How Responsive is Investment in Schooling to Changes in Returns? Evidence from an Unusual Pay Reform in Israel’s Kibbutzim
by Ran Abramitzky, Victor Lavy
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Life and Growth
by Charles I. Jones
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Childhood Health and Differences in Late-Life Health Outcomes Between England and the United States
by James Banks, Zoe Oldfield, James P. Smith
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Racial Differences in Inequality Aversion: Evidence from Real World Respondents in the Ultimatum Game
by John D. Griffin, David Nickerson, Abigail K. Wozniak
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On the Origins of Gender Roles: Women and the Plough
by Alberto F. Alesina, Paola Giuliano, Nathan Nunn
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Do Majority Black Districts Limit Blacks’ Representation? The Case of the 1990 Redistricting
by Ebonya L. Washington
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Children Left Behind: The Effects of Statewide Job Loss on Student Achievement
by Elizabeth Oltmans Ananat, Anna Gassman-Pines, Dania V. Francis, Christina M. Gibson-Davis
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Maternity Leave and Children’s Cognitive and Behavioral Development
by Michael Baker, Kevin S. Milligan
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High-School Exit Examinations and the Schooling Decisions of Teenagers: A Multi-Dimensional Regression-Discontinuity Analysis
by John P. Papay, John B. Willett, Richard J. Murnane
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Disability in Belgium: There is More than Meets the Eye
by Alain Jousten, Mathieu Lefebvre, Sergio Perelman
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Income, Democracy, and the Cunning of Reason
by Daniel Treisman
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Time for Children: Trends in the Employment Patterns of Parents, 1967-2009
by Liana E. Fox, Wen-Jui Han, Christopher Ruhm, Jane Waldfogel
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Disability Programs, Health and Retirement in Denmark since 1960
by Paul Bingley, Nabanita Datta Gupta, Peder J. Pedersen
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Immigration, Jobs and Employment Protection: Evidence from Europe
by Francesco D’Amuri, Giovanni Peri
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Dimensions of Health in the Elderly Population
by David M. Cutler, Mary Beth Landrum
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Studying Discrimination: Fundamental Challenges and Recent Progress
by Kerwin Charles, Jonathan Guryan
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New Working Papers from the NBER

Diversity and Technological Progress
by Daron Acemoglu
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Employment in Black Urban Labor Markets: Problems and Solutions
by Judith K. Hellerstein, David Neumark
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China’s Rising Demand for “Green Cities”: Evidence from Cross-City Real Estate Price Hedonics
by Siqi Zheng, Jing Cao, Matthew E. Kahn
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Quantile Regression with Censoring and Endogeneity
by Victor Chernozhukov, Ivan Fernandez-Val, Amanda E. Kowalski
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Does Government Investment in Local Public Goods Spur Gentrification? Evidence from Beijing
by Siqi Zheng, Matthew E. Kahn
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The Impact of Pollution on Worker Productivity
by Joshua S. Graff Zivin, Matthew J. Neidell
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Unintended Media Effects in a Conflict Environment: Serbian Radio and Croatian Nationalism
by Stefano DellaVigna, Ruben Enikolopov, Vera Mironova, Maria Petrova, Ekaterina Zhuravskaya #16989 (LS PE POL)
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Dynamics and Stagnation in the Malthusian Epoch
by Quamrul Ashraf, Oded Galor
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Estimating and Testing Non-Linear Models Using Instrumental Variables
by Lance Lochner, Enrico Moretti
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Job Loss in the Great Recession: Historical Perspective from the Displaced Workers Survey, 1984-2010
by Henry S. Farber
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An Assessment of the Effectiveness of Anti-Poverty Programs in the United States
by Yonatan Ben-Shalom, Robert A. Moffitt, John Karl Scholz
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Incentives and the Effects of Publication Lags on Life Cycle Research Productivity in Economics
by John P. Conley, Mario J. Crucini, Robert A. Driskill, Ali Sina Onder
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The Role of Theory in Field Experiments
by David Card, Stefano DellaVigna, Ulrike Malmendier
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Health, Disability and Pathways to Retirement in Spain
by Pilar Garcia-Gomez, Sergi Jimenez-Martin, Judit Vall Castello
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Disability, Health and Retirement in the United Kingdom
by James Banks, Richard Blundell, Antoine Bozio, Carl Emmerson
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Disability Pension Program and Labor Force Participation in Japan: A Historical Perspective
by Takashi Oshio, Satoshi Shimizutani
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Disability Insurance and Labor Market Exit Routes of Older Workers in The Netherlands
by Klaas de Vos, Arie Kapteyn, Adriaan Kalwij
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Disability Insurance, Population Health and Employment in Sweden
by Lisa Joensson, Marten Palme, Ingemar Svensson
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Disability and Social Security Reforms: The French Case
by Luc Behaghel, Didier Blanchet, Thierry Debrand, Muriel Roger
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Money and Happiness: Evidence from the Industry Wage Structure
by Joern-Steffen Pischke
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The Demographic Transition: Causes and Consequences
by Oded Galor
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Isolating the Effect of Major Depression on Obesity: Role of Selection Bias
by Dhaval M. Dave, Jennifer Tennant, Gregory J. Colman
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Is Universal Health Care in Brazil Really Universal?
by Guido Cataife, Charles J. Courtemanche
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The Doctor Might See You Now: The Supply Side Effects of Public Health Insurance Expansions
by Craig L. Garthwaite
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Financially Fragile Households: Evidence and Implications
by Annamaria Lusardi, Daniel J. Schneider, Peter Tufano
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New Working Papers from the NBER

Wealth Effects Revisited 1978-2009
by Karl E. Case, John M. Quigley, Robert J. Shiller
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Teacher Incentives and Student Achievement: Evidence from New York City Public Schools
by Roland G. Fryer
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Mother’s Schooling, Fertility, and Children’s Education: Evidence from a Natural Experiment
by Victor Lavy, Alexander Zablotsky
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Exposure to Food Advertising On Television: Associations With Children’s Fast Food and Soft Drink Consumption and Obesity
by Tatiana Andreyeva, Inas Rashad Kelly, Jennifer L. Harris
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Math or Science? Using Longitudinal Expectations Data to Examine the Process of Choosing a College Major
by Todd R. Stinebrickner, Ralph Stinebrickner #16869 (ED)
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Adequate (or Adipose?) Yearly Progress: Assessing the Effect of “No Child Left Behind” on Children’s Obesity
by Patricia M. Anderson, Kristin F. Butcher, Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach
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A Roy Model of Social Interactions
by Steve Cicala, Roland G. Fryer, Jr., Joerg L. Spenkuch
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Going to a Better School: Effects and Behavioral Responses
by Cristian Pop-Eleches, Miguel Urquiola
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HIV Status and Labor Market Participation in South Africa
by James A. Levinsohn, Zoe McLaren, Olive Shisana, Khangelani Zuma
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The Psychological Costs of War: Military Combat and Mental Health
by Resul Cesur, Joseph J. Sabia, Erdal Tekin
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Information Shocks and Social Networks
by David N. Figlio, Sarah Hamersma, Jeffrey Roth
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Cities, Skills, and Regional Change
by Edward L. Glaeser, Giacomo A.M. Ponzetto, Kristina Tobio
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An Overview of The Changing Body: Health, Nutrition, and Human Development in the Western World Since 1700
by Robert W. Fogel, Nathaniel Grotte
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Education as Liberation?
by Willa Friedman, Michael Kremer, Edward Miguel, Rebecca Thornton #16939 (ED POL)
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Socioeconomic Status in Childhood and Health After Age 70: A New Longitudinal Analysis for the U.S., 1895-2005
by Joseph P. Ferrie, Karen Rolf
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New Discussion Papers from the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)

The Turkish Wage Curve: Evidence from the Household Labor Force Survey
Badi H. Baltagi, Yusuf Soner Baskaya, Timur Hulagu
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Social Mixing as a Cure for Negative Neighbourhood Effects: Evidence Based Policy or Urban Myth?
(forthcoming in: Bridge, G., Butler, T. & Lees, L. (eds.), Mixed Communities: Gentrification by Stealth, Policy Press, Bristol)
David Manley, Maarten van Ham, Joe Doherty
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Intra-Household Work Timing: The Effect on Joint Activities and the Demand for Child Care
Chris van Klaveren, Henriette Maassen van den Brink, Bernard M. S. van Praag
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Migration, Transfers and Child Labor
Ralitza Dimova, Gil S. Epstein, Ira N. Gang
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Parental Education, Grade Attainment and Earnings Expectations among University Students
Liam Delaney, Colm P. Harmon, Cathy Redmond
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Altruism in Society: Evidence from a Natural Experiment Involving Commuters
Redzo Mujcic, Paul Frijters
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Hidden Consequences of a First-Born Boy for Mothers
Andrea Ichino, Elly-Ann Lindström, Eliana Viviano
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A Call for Comparative Research: Consequences of a Rising Income Inequality for State Activities
Renate Neubäumer
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The Sick Pay Trap
Elisabeth Fevang, Simen Markussen, Knut Røed
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Network Effects on Migrants’ Remittances
Ainhoa Aparicio Fenoll
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Heterogeneity in Schooling Rates of Return
(forthcoming in: Economics of Education Review)
Daniel J. Henderson, Solomon Polachek, Le Wang
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How to Deal with Covert Child Labour, and Give Children an Effective Education, in a Poor Developing Country
Alessandro Cigno
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Physical Attractiveness, Employment, and Earnings
Christian Pfeifer
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The Role of Race and Birth Place in Welfare Usage among Comparable Women: Evidence from the U.S.
Ruth Uwaifo Oyelere, Maharouf Oyolola
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New Working Papers from the NBER

Who Is (More) Rational?
by Syngjoo Choi, Shachar Kariv, Wieland Mueller, Dan Silverman
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Occupational Status and Health Transitions
by G. Brant Morefield, David C. Ribar, Christopher J. Ruhm
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Why Do Some People Want to Legalize Cannabis Use?
by Jenny Williams, Jan C. van Ours, Michael Grossman
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Inequality at Birth: Some Causes and Consequences
by Janet Currie
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Sex Ratios, Entrepreneurship, and Economic Growth in the People’s Republic of China
by Shang-Jin Wei, Xiaobo Zhang
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New Evidence on Teacher Labor Supply
by Mimi Engel, Brian A. Jacob
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The Impact of Early Occupational Choice On Health Behaviors
by Inas Rashad Kelly, Dhaval M. Dave, Jody L. Sindelar, William T. Gallo
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Has Consumption Inequality Mirrored Income Inequality?
by Mark A. Aguiar, Mark Bils
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The Impact of National Health Insurance on Birth Outcomes: A Natural Experiment in Taiwan
by Shin-Yi Chou, Michael Grossman, Jin-Tan Liu
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The Returns to the Brain Drain and Brain Circulation in Sub-Saharan Africa: Some Computations Using Data from Ghana
by Yaw Nyarko
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Single-Sex Schools, Student Achievement, and Course Selection: Evidence from Rule-Based Student Assignments in Trinidad and Tobago
by C. Kirabo Jackson
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Life Shocks and Homelessness
by Marah A. Curtis, Hope Corman, Kelly Noonan, Nancy Reichman
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Demographic Patterns and Household Saving in China
by Chadwick C. Curtis, Steven Lugauer, Nelson C. Mark
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New Measures of the Costs of Unemployment: Evidence from the Subjective Well-Being of 2.3 Million Americans
by John F. Helliwell, Haifang Huang
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Trends in the Transitory Variance of Male Earnings in the U.S., 1970-2004
by Robert A. Moffitt, Peter Gottschalk
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Inheritances and the Distribution of Wealth or Whatever Happened to the Great Inheritance Boom? Results from the SCF and PSID
by Edward N. Wolff, Maury Gittleman
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School Inputs, Household Substitution, and Test Scores
by Jishnu Das, Stefan Dercon, James Habyarimana, Pramila Krishnan, Karthik Muralidharan, Venkatesh Sundararaman #16830 (CH ED PE) Abstract; PDF

The American Family in Black and White: A Post-Racial Strategy for Improving Skills to Promote Equality
by James J. Heckman
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Superfund Cleanups and Infant Health
by Janet Currie, Michael Greenstone, Enrico Moretti
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New Discussion Papers from the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)

Does Quality Time Produce Quality Children? Evidence on the Intergenerational Transmission of Human Capital Using Parental Deaths
Eric D. Gould, Avi Simhon
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Is There Selection Bias in Laboratory Experiments? The Case of Social and Risk Preferences
Blair L. Cleave, Nikos Nikiforakis, Robert Slonim
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The Transition from Work to Retirement
Werner Eichhorst
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Putting Different Price Tags on the Same Health Condition: Re-evaluating the Well-Being Valuation Approach
Nattavudh Powdthavee, Bernard van den Berg
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The American Family in Black and White: A Post-Racial Strategy for Improving Skills to Promote Equality
James J. Heckman
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Emigration and Democracy
Frédéric Docquier, Elisabetta Lodigiani, Hillel Rapoport, Maurice Schiff
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Personality Psychology and Economics
Mathilde Almlund, Angela Lee Duckworth, James J. Heckman, Tim Kautz
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Fertility and the Plough
(forthcoming in: American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings, May 2011)
Alberto Alesina, Paola Giuliano, Nathan Nunn
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Spatial versus Social Mismatch: The Strength of Weak Ties
Yves Zenou
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Too Low to Be True: The Use of Minimum Thresholds to Fight Tax Evasion
Mirco Tonin
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Trends in Individual Income Growth: Measurement Methods and British Evidence
Stephen P. Jenkins, Philippe Van Kerm
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Does It Matter Who Responded to the Survey? Trends in the U.S. Gender Earnings Gap Revisited
Jungmin Lee, Sokbae Lee
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The Right Look: Conservative Politicians Look Better and Their Voters Reward It
Niclas Berggren, Henrik Jordahl, Panu Poutvaara
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Inequality, Inequity Aversion, and the Provision of Public Goods
Felix Kölle, Dirk Sliwka, Nannan Zhou
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Immigrant Welfare Receipt across Europe
Alan Barrett, Bertrand Maitre
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Immigrants and Welfare Receipt in Ireland
Alan Barrett, Corona Joyce, Bertrand Maitre
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Collective Bargaining under Non-Binding Contracts
Sabien Dobbelaere, Roland Iwan Luttens
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Long-term Effects of Early Childhood Malaria Exposure on Education and Health: Evidence from Colonial Taiwan
Simon Chang, Belton M. Fleisher, Seonghoon Kim, Shi-yung Liu
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Unobserved Heterogeneity and Risk in Wage Variance: Does Schooling Provide Earnings Insurance?
Jacopo Mazza, Hans van Ophem, Joop Hartog
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Long-term Effects of Famine on Life Expectancy: A Re-analysis of the Great Finnish Famine of 1866-1868
Gabriele Doblhammer-Reiter, Gerard J. van den Berg, Lambert H. Lumey
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The Effect of Prenatal Stress on Birth Weight: Evidence from the al-Aqsa Intifada
Hani Mansour, Daniel I. Rees
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Retirement and Subjective Well-Being
Eric Bonsang, Tobias J. Klein
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Does Gender Matter for Academic Promotion? Evidence from a Randomized Natural Experiment
Natalia Zinovyeva, Manuel F. Bagues
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Whose Children Gain from Starting School Later? Evidence from Hungary
Szilvia Hámori, Janos Kollo
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New Working Papers from the NBER

Effects of Welfare Reform on Vocational Education and Training
by Dhaval M. Dave, Nancy E. Reichman, Hope Corman, Dhiman Das
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Long-run Impacts of School Desegregation & School Quality on Adult Attainments
by Rucker C. Johnson
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Race and Home Ownership from the Civil War to the Present
by William J. Collins, Robert A. Margo
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International Happiness
by David G. Blanchflower, Andrew J. Oswald
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The War at Home: Effects of Vietnam-Era Military Service on Post-War Household Stability
by Dalton Conley, Jennifer Heerwig
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Is Being in School Better? The Impact of School on Children’s BMI When Starting Age is Endogenous
by Patricia M. Anderson, Kristin F. Butcher, Elizabeth U. Cascio, Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach
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White Suburbanization and African-American Home Ownership, 1940-1980
by Leah Platt Boustan, Robert A. Margo
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The Design of Performance Pay in Education
By Derek Neal
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The Equal Environments Assumption in the Post-Genomic Age: Using Misclassified Twins to Estimate Bias in Heritability Models
by Dalton Conley, Emily Rauscher
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Fertility and the Plough
by Alberto Alesina, Paola Giuliano, Nathan Nunn
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Social Security and Retirement around the World: Historical Trends in Mortality and Health, Employment, and Disability Insurance Participation and Reforms – Introduction and Summary
by Kevin S. Milligan, David A. Wise
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Non-Production Benefits of Education: Crime, Health, and Good Citizenship
by Lance Lochner
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Behavioral Economics Perspectives on Public Sector Pension Plans
by John Beshears, James J. Choi, David Laibson, Brigitte C. Madrian
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Why Is an Elite Undergraduate Education Valuable? Evidence from Israel
by Kevin Lang, Erez Siniver
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Understanding Booms and Busts in Housing Markets
by Craig Burnside, Martin Eichenbaum, Sergio Rebelo
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Economic Impacts of Immigration: A Survey
by Sari Pekkala Kerr, William R. Kerr
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Estimating the Returns to Urban Boarding Schools: Evidence from SEED
by Vilsa E. Curto, Roland G. Fryer, Jr.
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Marital Sorting and Parental Wealth
by Kerwin Kofi Charles, Erik Hurst, Alexandra Killewald
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Consumption and Income Poverty over the Business Cycle
by Bruce D. Meyer, James X. Sullivan
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Health Care Spending Growth and the Future of U.S. Tax Rates
by Katherine Baicker, Jonathan S. Skinner
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The Fragility of Estimated Effects of Unilateral Divorce Laws on Divorce Rates
by Jin Young Lee, Gary Solon
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New Discussion Papers from the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)

Social-Family Network and Self-Employment: Evidence from Temporary Rural-Urban Migrants in China
Junfu Zhang, Zhong Zhao
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Gender-Specific Occupational Segregation, Glass Ceiling Effects, and Earnings in Managerial Positions: Results of a Fixed Effects Model
Anne Busch, Elke Holst
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Using Pseudo-Panels to Measure Income Mobility in Latin America
(forthcoming in: Review of Income and Wealth)
Jose Cuesta, Hugo Nopo, Georgina Pizzolitto
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Job Search and Job Finding in a Period of Mass Unemployment: Evidence from High-Frequency Longitudinal Data
Alan B. Krueger, Andreas Mueller
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The Role of Marriage in the Causal Pathway from Economic Conditions Early in Life to Mortality
Gerard J. van den Berg, Sumedha Gupta
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An Essay on Real Wage Index Numbers
John Pencavel
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Public Housing and Residential Segregation of Immigrants in France, 1968-1999
Gregory Verdugo
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Pill Power: The Prequel
Lena Edlund, Cecilia Machado
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Population Growth and Multiple Equilibria: Inferences from a Modified Ramsey Model
Ulla Lehmijoki
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Remittances and Gender: Theoretical Considerations and Empirical Evidence
Elke Holst, Andrea Schäfer, Mechthild Schrooten
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The Consequences of Being Different: Statistical Discrimination and the School-to-Work Transition
Barbara Mueller, Stefan Wolter
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Did We Overestimate the Role of Social Preferences? The Case of Self-Selected Student Samples
Armin Falk, Stephan Meier, Christian Zehnder
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Aggregation in Large Dynamic Panels
Hashem Pesaran, Alexander Chudik
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Relative Concerns of Rural-to-Urban Migrants in China
Alpaslan Akay, Olivier Bargain, Klaus F. Zimmermann
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Occupational Status and Health Transitions
G. Brant Morefield, David C. Ribar, Christopher J. Ruhm
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A Labor Market Approach to the Crisis of Health Care Professionals in Africa
Mabel Andalón, Gary Fields
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