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Brown: Evidence indicates increasing minimum wage has a modest negative impact on employment in the short term

Wagner and Heeringa study facets of suicide risk among US Army soldiers

Shaefer on study showing US spends less on poorest children, more on the elderly, than it did 20 years ago

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Martha Bailey elected to the board of the Society of Labor Economists

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Charlie Brown elected to the board of the Society of Labor Economists

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U-M's Wolfers on study showing "outright hostility" toward women in economics

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"Evidence of a Toxic Environment for Women in Economics" - New York Times. 08/18/2017.

Alice Wu, who will begin as a doctoral student at Harvard in 2018, wrote a senior thesis at Berkeley which analyzed more than a million posts from the anonymous online message board Economics Job Market Rumors - examining terms most commonly associated wit posts about men and about women. As Justin Wolfers says in this NYT opinion piece: "The 30 words most uniquely associated with discussions of women make for uncomfortable reading." Wu also evaluated the underlying themes for postings about men and women, finding that those about men were more likely to be confined to economics while those about women were more likely to address personal matters.

Wu's paper

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