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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