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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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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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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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The Intergenerational Transmission of Risk and Trust Attitudes

Thomas Dohmen, Armin Falk, David Huffman and Uwe Sunde.

in The Review of Economic Studies

April 2012; p ublished online November 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Demographic Economics; Economic Sociology; Mobility, Unemployment, and Vacancies. 16745 words.

Recent theories endogenize the attitude endowments of individuals, assuming that they are shaped by the attitudes of parents and other role models. This paper tests empirically for the...

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Judicial Ingroup Bias in the Shadow of Terrorism

Moses Shayo and Asaf Zussman.

in The Quarterly Journal of Economics

August 2011; p ublished online August 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Law and Economics; Demographic Economics; Economic Sociology; Microeconomics; Analysis of Collective Decision-making. 11494 words.

We study ingroup bias—the preferential treatment of members of one's group—in naturally occurring data, where economically significant allocation decisions are made under a strong...

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Peer Effects and Social Networks in Education

Antoni Calvó-Armengol, Eleonora Patacchini and Yves Zenou.

in The Review of Economic Studies

October 2009; p ublished online October 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Demographic Economics; Education and Research Institutions; Economic Sociology. 13303 words.

We develop a model that shows that, at the Nash equilibrium, the outcome of each individual embedded in a network is proportional to his/her Katz-Bonacich centrality measure. This measure...

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The Relationship between Abortion Liberalization and Sexual Behavior: International Evidence

Jonathan Klick, Sven Neelsen and Thomas Stratmann.

in American Law and Economics Review

December 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economics of Health; Demographic Economics; Economic Sociology; Law and Economics. 9914 words.

Economic theory predicts that abortion laws affect sexual behavior since they change the marginal cost of having risky sex. We estimate the impact of abortion laws on sexual behavior by...

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Shifting theories: partial perspectives on the household

Kanchana N. Ruwanpura.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

July 2007; p ublished online November 2006 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Other Economic Systems; Demographic Economics; Economic Sociology; Economic Methodology. 7477 words.

There is a neglect of networks within cooperative conflict models, which arises because of the patriarchal households assumed. But households are not the same everywhere, because their...

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