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The artistic precariat

Alison Bain and Heather McLean.

in Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society

March 2013; p ublished online October 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Labour Standards: National and International; Economic Sociology; Labour-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining. 10679 words.

This article examines how some artists have collectively negotiated precarity in Toronto’s cultural sector during the last 2 decades through two arts experiments: the Waterfront Trail...

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Christian Missionaries and Education in Former African Colonies: How Competition Mattered

Francisco A. Gallego and Robert Woodberry.

in Journal of African Economies

June 2010; p ublished online March 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economic Sociology; Economic History; Education and Research Institutions; Labour and Demographic Economics; Economic Development. 10719 words.

Using regional data for about 180 African provinces, we find that measures of Protestant missionary activity in the past are more correlated with schooling variables today than similar...

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Cultural heritage and the location choice of Dutch households in a residential sorting model

Mark van Duijn and Jan Rouwendal.

in Journal of Economic Geography

May 2013; p ublished online September 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Demographic Economics; Economic Sociology; Household Analysis. 12194 words.

Recent research has stressed the role of consumer amenities for urban development. In this article, we investigate the impact of cultural heritage on the attractiveness of cities by...

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Cultural hysteresis, entrepreneurship and economic crisis

Annie Tubadji, Peter Nijkamp and Vassilis Angelis.

in Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society

March 2016; p ublished online February 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Housing Markets, Production Analysis, and Business Location; Economic Sociology; Mobility, Unemployment, and Vacancies. 17567 words.

Entrepreneurship has been advocated as one of the major solutions for coping with (youth) unemployment in Europe during the recent economic downturn. Entrepreneurial activity is generally...

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Culture, spatial diffusion of ideas and their long-lasting imprints—evidence from Froebel’s kindergarten movement

Stefan Bauernschuster and Oliver Falck.

in Journal of Economic Geography

May 2015; p ublished online July 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Demographic Economics; Labour and Demographic Economics; Economic Sociology. 11088 words.

We document the spatial diffusion of Friedrich Froebel’s radical invention of kindergartens in 19th-century Germany. The first kindergarten was founded at Froebel’s birthplace. Early...

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Determinants of Agricultural Economic Faculty Salaries: A Quarter of a Century Later

Bill B. Golden, Leah J. Tsoodle, Oluwarotimi O. Odeh and Allen M. Featherstone.

in Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Particular Labour Markets; Economic Sociology. 2848 words.

This research studies factors that influence the salary level of university agricultural economists. Comparisons to previous work suggest that the impact of a single publication on salary...

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Do Harsher Prison Conditions Reduce Recidivism? A Discontinuity-based Approach

M. Keith Chen and Jesse M. Shapiro.

in American Law and Economics Review

January 2007; p ublished online June 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Law and Economics; Economic Sociology; Mobility, Unemployment, and Vacancies. 9730 words.

We estimate the causal effect of prison conditions on recidivism rates by exploiting a discontinuity in the assignment of federal prisoners to security levels. Inmates housed in higher...

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From Polygyny to Serial Monogamy: A Unified Theory of Marriage Institutions

David De La Croix and Fabio Mariani.

in The Review of Economic Studies

April 2015; p ublished online January 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Demographic Economics; Economic Sociology; Economic Development. 21953 words.

Marriage institutions have changed over time, evolving from polygyny to monogamy, and then to serial monogamy (as defined by divorce and remarriage). We propose a unified theory of such...

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Garments without guilt? Uneven labour geographies and ethical trading—Sri Lankan labour perspectives

Kanchana N. Ruwanpura.

in Journal of Economic Geography

March 2016; p ublished online February 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Labour Standards: National and International; Labour-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining; Economic Sociology. 12518 words.

Economic geographers tout social upgrading via economic upgrading as a path that engenders labour conditions, while labour geographers underscore the inherent contradictions of corporate...

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Historical origins of cultural supply in Italy

Karol Jan Borowiecki.

in Oxford Economic Papers

July 2015; p ublished online April 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economic Sociology; Labour and Demographic Economics; Economic Development. 11295 words.

I investigate the consequences of long-run persistence of a society’s preferences for cultural goods. Historical cultural activity is approximated with the frequency of births of music...

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