Monthly Archive for June, 2008

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New Discussion Papers from the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)

Immigrants and Welfare Programmes: Exploring the Interactions between Immigrant Characteristics, Immigrant Welfare Dependence and Welfare Policy
Alan Barrett, Yvonne McCarthy
Abstract; PDF

Taking the Easy Way Out: How the GED Testing Program Induces Students to Drop Out
James J. Heckman, Paul A. LaFontaine, Pedro L. Rodríguez
Abstract; PDF

The Effects of Health and Health Shocks on Hours Worked
Lixin Cai, Kostas G. Mavromaras, Umut Oguzoglu
Abstract; PDF

Immigrant Labor, Child-Care Services, and the Work-Fertility Trade-Off in the United States
Delia Furtado, Heinrich Hock
Abstract; PDF

Marriage, Partnership and Sexual Orientation: A Study of British University Academics and Administrators
Alison L. Booth, Jeff Frank
Abstract; PDF

Schools, Skills, and Synapses
James J. Heckman
Abstract; PDF

Armed Conflict and Schooling: Evidence from the 1994 Rwandan Genocide
Richard Akresh, Damien de Walque
Abstract; PDF

Informality and Macroeconomic Fluctuations
Norbert M. Fiess, Marco Fugazza, William F. Maloney
Abstract; PDF

Fertility in Sub-Saharan African Countries with Consideration to Health and Poverty
Yongil Jeon, Sang-Young Rhyu, Michael P. Shields
Abstract; PDF

The Rise in Obesity across the Atlantic: An Economic Perspective
Giorgio Brunello, Pierre-Carl Michaud, Anna Sanz-de-Galdeano
Abstract; PDF

Socioeconomic Inequalities in Health in 22 European Countries

Johan P. Mackenbach, Irina Stirbu, Albert-Jan R. Roskam, Maartje M. Schaap, Gwenn Menvielle, Mall Leinsalu, Anton E. Kunst
The European Union Working Group on Socioeconomic Inequalities in Health
The New England Journal of Medicine – Volume 358:2468-2481 June 5, 2008
Available online

Funding News

June 2008 Issue of funding information from Science, including announcements from Dept of Agriculture, EPA and NSF.