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A ‘new politics’ of austerity, workfare and gender? The UK coalition government's welfare reform proposals

Julie MacLeavy.

in Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society

November 2011; p ublished online September 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Demographic Economics; Economic Methodology. 7714 words.

This paper considers the UK coalition government's austerity drive, which attempts to garner public support for the reduction or withdrawal of welfare entitlements through appeals to...

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Ability or Finances as Constraints on Entrepreneurship? Evidence from Survival Rates in a Natural Experiment

Steffen Andersen and Kasper Meisner Nielsen.

in The Review of Financial Studies

December 2012; p ublished online October 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Demand and Supply of Labour; Entrepreneurship; Business and Management. 11199 words.

We use a natural experiment in Denmark to test the hypothesis that aspiring entrepreneurs face financial constraints because of low entrepreneurial quality. We identify 304 constrained...

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Academic Opportunities Outside the Land Grant System: Exploring a Niche Market for Agricultural Economics Ph.D. Students

Jeffrey Hyde and Stephen B. Lovejoy.

in Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy

January 1999; p ublished online January 1999 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Particular Labour Markets. 0 words.

Ph.D. students in agricultural economics, like any other discipline, face great uncertainty when pursuing academic employment. This is particularly true for those who want to pursue a...

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Accountability and Flexibility in Public Schools: Evidence from Boston's Charters And Pilots

Atila Abdulkadiroğlu, Joshua D. Angrist, Susan M. Dynarski, Thomas J. Kane and Parag A. Pathak.

in The Quarterly Journal of Economics

May 2011; p ublished online May 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Demand and Supply of Labour; Education and Research Institutions. 13639 words.

We use student assignment lotteries to estimate the effect of charter school attendance on student achievement in Boston. We also evaluate a related alternative, Boston's pilot schools....

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Action Regulation Across the Adult Lifespan (ARAL): A Metatheory of Work and Aging

Hannes Zacher, Winfried Hacker and Michael Frese.

in Work, Aging and Retirement

July 2016; p ublished online April 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Business and Management; Human Resource Management; Organizational Theory and Behaviour; Labour and Demographic Economics; Gerontology and Ageing. 18855 words.

The goals of this article are to integrate action regulation theory (ART) with the lifespan developmental perspective and to outline tenets of a new metatheory of work and aging. The action...

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Adam Smith and Marx

Spencer Pack.

in The Oxford Handbook of Adam Smith

May 2013; p ublished online July 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Economics; Economic History; Labour and Demographic Economics. 8279 words.

This chapter outlines Marx’s general attitude towards Smith. It argues that Marx was a close reader of The Wealth of Nations and that he generally admired Smith’s work. The chapter outlines...

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Adam Smith on Women

Maureen Harkin.

in The Oxford Handbook of Adam Smith

May 2013; p ublished online July 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Economics; Economic History; Labour and Demographic Economics. 11108 words.

Women are largely absent from the economic system Smith lays out in The Wealth of Nations. This account of women in Smith thus focuses primarily on analysis of The Theory of...

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Addressing Gender-Based Violence: A Critical Review of Interventions

Andrew Morrison, Mary Ellsberg and Sarah Bott.

in The World Bank Research Observer

January 2007; p ublished online May 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Law and Economics; Economics of Health; Demographic Economics. 10477 words.

This article highlights the progress in building a knowledge base on effective ways to increase access to justice for women who have experienced gender-based violence, offer quality...

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Addressing the Gender Pay Gap in Ethiopia: How Crucial is the Quest for Education Parity?

Alexandre Kolev and Pablo Suárez Robles.

in Journal of African Economies

November 2010; p ublished online June 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Demand and Supply of Labour; Particular Labour Markets; Demographic Economics; Wages, Compensation, and Labour Costs; Labour Discrimination. 16340 words.

This paper uses the 2005 Ethiopian Labour Force Survey to analyse the gender pay gap in Ethiopia. A particular attention is drawn on the relative importance of education parity to mitigate...

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Adjustment Costs, Firm Responses, and Micro vs. Macro Labor Supply Elasticities: Evidence from Danish Tax Records

Raj Chetty, John N. Friedman, Tore Olsen and Luigi Pistaferri.

in The Quarterly Journal of Economics

May 2011; p ublished online May 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Demand and Supply of Labour; Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue. 17866 words.

We show that the effects of taxes on labor supply are shaped by interactions between adjustment costs for workers and hours constraints set by firms. We develop a model in which firms post...

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