Monthly Archive for November, 2009
Are High Quality Schools Enough to Close the Achievement Gap? Evidence from a Social Experiment in Harlem
by Will Dobbie, Roland G. Fryer, Jr.
Families as Roommates: Changes in U.S. Household Size from 1850 to 2000
by Alejandrina Salcedo, Todd Schoellman, Michele Tertilt
Short-run Effects of Parental Job Loss on Children’s Academic Achievement
by Ann Huff Stevens, Jessamyn Schaller
Unequal We Stand: An Empirical Analysis of Economic Inequality in the United States, 1967-2006
by Jonathan Heathcote, Fabrizio Perri, Giovanni L. Violante
The Impact of Minimum Wage Rates on Body Weight in the United States
by David O. Meltzer, Zhuo Chen #15485 (HC HE)
Trends in the Level and Distribution of Income Support
by Robert A. Moffitt, John Karl Scholz
Human Capital In China
by Haizheng Li, Barbara M. Fraumeni, Zhiqiang Liu, Xiaojun Wang
The Effect of Immigration on Productivity: Evidence from US States
by Giovanni Peri #15507 (ITI LS PR)
Immigration, Wages, and Compositional Amenities
by David Card, Christian Dustmann, Ian Preston
Taxation of Human Capital and Wage Inequality: A Cross-Country Analysis
by Fatih Guvenen, Burhanettin Kuruscu, Serdar Ozkan
The Impact of No Child Left Behind on Student Achievement
by Thomas Dee, Brian Jacob
Intended and Unintended Consequences of Prison Reform
by Richard T. Boylan, Naci H. Mocan
Estimation of Treatment Effects Without an Exclusion Restriction: with an Application to the Analysis of the School Breakfast Program
by Daniel L. Millimet, Rusty Tchernis
Google first began integrating data from sources like the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the U.S. Census Bureau’s Population Division in April of this year. Now it has added 17 World Development Indicators in Google search. To see the new data, try queries like [gdp of indonesia], [life expectancy brazil], [rwanda’s population growth], [energy use of iceland], [co2 emissions of iceland] and [gdp growth rate argentina].
You can create interactive charts with link buttons to allow you embed the charts in your websites or blogs like the one below.
Post Doctoral Research Associate
The Office of Population Research at Princeton University is seeking a postdoctoral researcher to work on a project that examines the biological pathways linking social and economic factors to health among older cohorts in Taiwan. The candidate should have strong methodological skills and experience in working with large survey data sets. Appointment is for one year, with possible renewal, to begin as early as July 2010. Ph.D. in related discipline required. To apply, link to http://jobs.princeton.edu to complete an application. Please include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, samples of original work, and appropriate supporting material. Applications will be considered starting March 15, 2010. Screening of applicants will continue until position is filled. Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and complies with applicable EEO and affirmative action regulations. For information about how to voluntarily self-identify, please link to http://www.princeton.edu/dof/ApplicantsInfo.htm
NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship
The Office of Population Research at Princeton University invites applications for an NIH postdoctoral fellowship. Candidates must have completed an MD or a PhD in demography, sociology, statistics, or other relevant field before appointment. Holders of NIH fellowships must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Appointment is for one year, with possibility of renewal, and a start date of September 2010. To apply, link to http://jobs.princeton.edu to complete an application. Please, include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, 1-3 page projected research plan, writing samples, and appropriate supporting material. Screening of applicants will start on February 1, 2010 and continue until position is filled. Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and complies with applicable EEO and affirmative action regulations. For information about how to voluntarily self-identify, please link to http://www.princeton.edu/dof/ApplicantsInfo.htm
Applications for summer of 2010 are now being accepted.
RAND’s Graduate Student Summer Associate Program introduces outstanding graduate students to RAND, an institution that conducts research on a wide range of national security problems and domestic and international social policy issues. Students receive a stipend and are given the opportunity to conduct research that can be completed during the three months they are at RAND.
“Research cannot flourish if data are not preserved and made accessible. All concerned must act accordingly.
More and more often these days, a research project’s success is measured not just by the publications it produces, but also by the data it makes available to the wider community.”
Nature 461, 145 (10 September 2009)
The move to replacement-level fertility is one of the most dramatic social changes in history, according to an article in the Economist.
“Today’s fall in fertility is both very large and very fast. Poor countries are racing through the same demographic transition as rich ones, starting at an earlier stage of development and moving more quickly.”
The WHO report provides the latest and most comprehensive evidence available to date on women’s specific needs and health challenges over their entire life-course. The report includes the latest global and regional figures on the health and leading causes of death in women from birth, through childhood, adolescence and adulthood, to older age.
Policy Relevant Heterogeneity in the Value of Statistical Life: New Evidence from Panel Data Quantile Regressions
(forthcoming in: Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, 2010)
Thomas J. Kniesner, W. Kip Viscusi, James P. Ziliak