Monthly Archive for October, 2009

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

Is the Wage Curve Formal or Informal? Evidence for Columbia
Raul Ramos, Juan C. Duque, Jordi Surinach
Abstract; PDF
Fiscal Competition for Imperfectly-Mobile Labor and Capital: A Comparative Dynamic Analysis
David Wildasin
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Neighborhood Diversity and the Appreciation of Native- and Immigrant-Owned Homes
Deborah A Cobb-Clark, Mathias Sinning
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Better Protected, Better Paid: Evidence on How Employment Protection Affects Wages
(forthcoming in: Labour Economics, 2009)
Karen van der Wiel
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Kindergarten Enrollment and the Intergenerational Transmission of Education
Philipp C. Bauer, Regina T. Riphahn
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Endogenous Indoctrination: Occupational Choice, the Evolution of Beliefs, and the Political Economy of Reform
Gilles Saint-Paul
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Discrimination in a Low-Wage Labor Market: A Field Experiment
(forthcoming in: American Sociological Review, 2009, 74 (5))
Devah Pager, Bruce Western, Bart Bonikowski
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New Working Papers from the NBER

Recent Trends in the Earnings of New Immigrants to the United States
By George J. Borjas, Rachel M. Friedberg
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Top Incomes in the Long Run of History
By Anthony B. Atkinson, Thomas Piketty, Emmanuel Saez
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The Area and Population of Cities: New Insights from a Different Perspective on Cities
By Hernán D. Rozenfeld, Diego Rybski, Xavier Gabaix, Hernán A. Makse
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Moral Hazard Matters: Measuring Relative Rates of Underinsurance Using Threshold Measures
By Jean Marie Abraham, Thomas DeLeire, Anne Beeson Royalty
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Accidental Death and the Rule of Joint and Several Liability
By Daniel Carvell, Janet Currie, W. Bentley MacLeod
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Traffic Congestion and Infant Health: Evidence from E-ZPass
By Janet Currie, Reed Walker
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Women in the Labor Force: A Databook (2009)

Women in the Labor Force: A Databook
Source: U.S. Department of Labor
This report presents historical and current labor force and earnings data for women and men from the Current Population Survey (CPS). The CPS is a national monthly survey of approximately 60,000 households conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau for the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Unless otherwise noted, data are annual averages from the CPS. Users should note that the comparisons of earnings in this report are on a broad level and do not control for many factors that can be significant in explaining earnings differences.
Introduction and highlights (PDF)
Full Report (PDF)
Technical Note (PDF)
Statistical tables

America’s Families and Living Arrangements: 2007

America’s Families and Living Arrangements: 2007
By: Rose M. Kreider and Diana B. Elliott
Source: U.S. Census, Current Population Reports

Some highlights of the report are:
• Sixty-eight percent of households in 2007 were family households, compared with 81 percent in 1970.
• The proportion of one-person households increased by 10 percentage points between 1970 and 2007, from 17 percent to 27 percent.
• Between 1970 and 2007, the average number of people per household declined from 3.1 to 2.6.
• Most family groups with children under 18 (67 percent) were maintained by married couples.
• The vast majority of fathers who lived with their child under 18 also lived with the child’s mother (94 percent). In comparison, 74 percent of mothers living with their child under 18 also lived with the child’s father.

Full text (PDF)

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

Does the Welfare State Make Older Workers Unemployable?
Gilles Saint-Paul
Abstract; PDF
Class Size and Class Heterogeneity
Giacomo De Giorgi, Michele Pellizzari, William Gui Woolston
Abstract; PDF
Assortative Mating and Divorce: Evidence from Austrian Register Data
Wolfgang Frimmel, Martin Halla, Rudolf Winter-Ebmer
Abstract; PDF
Happiness and Health Care Coverage
David G. Blanchflower
Abstract; PDF
Evaluating Nonexperimental Estimators for Multiple Treatments: Evidence from Experimental Data
Carlos A. Flores, Oscar A. Mitnik
Abstract; PDF
Regional Economic Growth and Human Capital: The Role of Overeducation
Raul Ramos, Jordi Surinach, Manuel Art

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

How Do Adolescents Spell Time Use?
Charlene M. Kalenkoski, David C. Ribar, Leslie S. Stratton
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Impact of Paternal Temporary Absence on Children Left Behind
Alison L. Booth, Yuji Tamura
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The Effect of Lone Motherhood on the Smoking Behaviour of Young Adults
(forthcoming in: Health Economics)
Marco Francesconi, Stephen P. Jenkins, Thomas Siedler
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Targeting Fertility and Female Participation Through the Income Tax
(forthcoming in: Labour Economics, 2009)
Ghazala Azmat, Libertad Gonzalez
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Employment, Wages, and the Economic Cycle: Differences between Immigrants and Natives
Christian Dustmann, Albrecht Glitz, Thorsten Vogel
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Substitution Effects in Parental Investments
Loren Brandt, Aloysius Siow, Hui Wang
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Racial Differences in Fringe Benefits and Compensation
Wallace Mok, Zahra Siddique
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The Role of Demographics in Precipitating Crises in Financial Institutions
Diane Macunovich
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The Inter-Related Dynamics of Dual Job Holding, Human Capital and Occupational Choice
Georgios A. Panos, Konstantinos Pouliakas, Alexandros Zangelidis
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Do Foreigners Replace Native Immigrants? Evidence from a Panel Cointegration Analysis
Herbert Brücker, Stefano Fachin, Alessandra Venturini
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New Working Papers from the NBER

The Short-Term Mortality Consequences of Income Receipt
William N. Evans, Timothy J. Moore
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The Effect of Maternal Depression and Substance Abuse on Child Human Capital Development
Richard G. Frank, Ellen Meara
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Induced Innovation and Social Inequality: Evidence from Infant Medical Care
David M. Cutler, Ellen Meara, Seth Richards
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Recent Trends in Top Income Shares in the USA: Reconciling Estimates from March CPS and IRS Tax Return Data
Richard V. Burkhauser, Shuaizhang Feng, Stephen P. Jenkins, Jeff Larrimore
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How large are returns to schooling? Hint: Money isn’t everything
Philip Oreopoulos, Kjell G. Salvanes
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Poverty Alleviation and Child Labor
Eric V. Edmonds, Norbert Schady
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Spatial Development
Klaus Desmet, Esteban Rossi-Hansberg
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Misperceptions About the Magnitude and Timing of Changes in American Income Inequality
Robert J. Gordon
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Women’s Rights and Development
Raquel Fernández
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Inheritances, Health and Death
Beomsoo Kim, Christopher J. Ruhm
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Measuring How Risk Tradeoffs Adjust With Income
Mary F. Evans, V. Kerry Smith
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The Effects of School Desegregation on Crime
David A. Weiner, Byron F. Lutz, Jens Ludwig
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Into College, Out of Poverty? Policies to Increase the Postsecondary Attainment of the Poor
David Deming, Susan Dynarski
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