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The Demographic and Socio-economic Distribution of Excess Mortality during the 1994 Genocide in Rwanda

D. de Walque and P. Verwimp.

in Journal of African Economies

March 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Demographic Economics; Household Analysis; Economic Development. 6284 words.

This paper studies the demographic consequences of the Rwandan genocide and how the excess mortality due to the conflict was distributed in the population. Data collected by the 2000...

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Determinants of Black Women's Labour Force Participation in Post-Apartheid South Africa

Miracle Ntuli and Martin Wittenberg.

in Journal of African Economies

June 2013; p ublished online January 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Demand and Supply of Labour; Demographic Economics. 8952 words.

This paper investigates the changes that occurred in black South African women's labour force participation (LFP) over the 1995–2004 post-Apartheid period. Using regression analysis of...

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Determinants of Children's Nutritional Status in Kenya: Evidence from Demographic and Health Surveys

Jane Kabubo-Mariara, Godfrey K. Ndenge and Domisiano K. Mwabu.

in Journal of African Economies

June 2009; p ublished online December 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Economics of Health; Demographic Economics. 7619 words.

This paper uses a pooled sample of the 1998 and 2003 Demographic and Health Survey data sets for Kenya to analyse the determinants of children's nutritional status. We investigate the...

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Determinants of College Major Choice: Identification using an Information Experiment

Matthew Wiswall and Basit Zafar.

in The Review of Economic Studies

April 2015; p ublished online December 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Demographic Economics; Education and Research Institutions. 18073 words.

This article studies the determinants of college major choice using an experimentally generated panel of beliefs, obtained by providing students with information on the true population...

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Development, Modernization, and Childbearing: The Role of Family Sex Composition

Deon Filmer, Jed Friedman and Norbert Schady.

in The World Bank Economic Review

October 2009; p ublished online October 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Demographic Economics; Economic Development. 9697 words.

Does the sex composition of existing children in a family affect fertility behavior? An unusually large data set, covering 64 countries and some 5 million births, is used to show that...

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Diet Quality, Child Health, and Food Policies in Developing Countries

Alok Bhargava.

in The World Bank Research Observer

August 2015; p ublished online November 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Demographic Economics; Education and Research Institutions; Economics of Health; Economic Development; Agricultural, Environmental, and Natural Resource Economics; Agricultural Economics. 12357 words.

Although the importance of diet quality for improving child health is widely recognized, the roles of environmental factors and the absorption of nutrients for children's physical growth...

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Differential Fertility, Human Capital, and Development

Tom S. Vogl.

in The Review of Economic Studies

January 2016; p ublished online July 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economic Development; Education and Research Institutions; Demographic Economics. 17669 words.

Using micro-data from 48 developing countries, this article studies changes in cross-sectional patterns of fertility and child investment over the demographic transition. Before 1960,...

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Disability, Poverty, and Schooling in Developing Countries: Results from 14 Household Surveys

Deon Filmer.

in The World Bank Economic Review

February 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economic Development; Demographic Economics; Welfare and Poverty; Education and Research Institutions; Economics of Health. 8595 words.

Analysis of 14 household surveys from 13 developing countries suggests that 1–2 percent of the population have disabilities. Adults with disabilities typically live in poorer than average...

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Divergent Paths: A New Perspective on Earnings Differences Between Black and White Men Since 1940

Patrick Bayer and Kerwin Kofi Charles.

in The Quarterly Journal of Economics

August 2018; p ublished online January 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Demographic Economics; Wages, Compensation, and Labour Costs; Labour Discrimination; Law and Economics; Labour and Demographic Economics; Regional and Urban Economic History. 15506 words.

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We present new evidence on the evolution of black–white earnings differences among all men, including both workers and nonworkers. We study two...

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Divorce Property Division Laws and the Decision to Marry or Cohabit

Hayley Fisher.

in The Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization

October 2012; p ublished online February 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Law and Economics; Household Behaviour and Family Economics; Demographic Economics. 7685 words.

This article presents a model of the choice between marriage and cohabitation that is used to analyze the implications of changing from a title-based division of property on divorce to an...

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Do Labor Market Opportunities Affect Young Women's Work and Family Decisions? Experimental Evidence from India

Robert Jensen.

in The Quarterly Journal of Economics

May 2012; p ublished online March 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Demand and Supply of Labour; Demographic Economics; Education and Research Institutions. 13429 words.

Do labor market opportunities for women affect marriage and fertility decisions? We provided three years of recruiting services to help young women in randomly selected rural Indian...

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Do migrants send remittances as a way of self-insurance?

Catia Batista and Janis Umblijs.

in Oxford Economic Papers

January 2016; p ublished online July 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; International Factor Movements and International Business; Demographic Economics; Mobility, Unemployment, and Vacancies. 9857 words.

How do risk preferences affect migrant remittance behaviour? Examination of this relationship has only begun to be explored. Using a tailored representative survey of 1,354 immigrants in...

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Do Population Control Policies Induce More Human Capital Investment? Twins, Birth Weight and China's “One-Child” Policy

Mark R. Rosenzweig and Junsen Zhang.

in The Review of Economic Studies

July 2009; p ublished online July 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Demographic Economics; Socialist Systems and Transitional Economies; Economic Development. 13015 words.

In this paper, we address the issues of whether reductions in fertility increase human capital investments per child and whether twinning can identify the quantity—quality (Q-Q) trade-off....

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Do Single Mothers Face Greater Constraints to Workforce Participation in Non-Metropolitan Areas?

Bradford F. Mills and Gautam Hazarika.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

February 2003; p ublished online February 2003 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Demand and Supply of Labour; Demographic Economics; Welfare and Poverty; Household Analysis. 9077 words.

Increasing workforce participation among single mothers is the primary goal of recent welfare reform measures. This article shows that increased workforce participation in the mid to late...

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Does Europe need mass immigration?

Massimo Livi Bacci.

in Journal of Economic Geography

July 2018; p ublished online September 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Demographic Economics. 5057 words.

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Europe has received a high net inflow of immigrants since the beginning of this century, but with the economic crisis restrictive policies are being...

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Does Food Processing Contribute to Childhood Obesity Disparities?

Bo MacInnis and Gordon Rausser.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

December 2005; p ublished online December 2005 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Demographic Economics; Economics of Health; Manufacturing. 2915 words.

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Does Free Primary Education Narrow Gender Differences in Schooling? Evidence from Kenya

Adrienne M. Lucas and Isaac M. Mbiti.

in Journal of African Economies

November 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Demographic Economics; Education and Research Institutions; National Government Expenditures and Related Policies; Economic Development. 10540 words.

We identify the impact of the 2003 Kenyan Free Primary Education (FPE) programme on gender imbalances in the number of students graduating from primary school and achievement on the primary...

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Does Gender Inequality Hinder Development and Economic Growth? Evidence and Policy Implications

Oriana Bandiera and Ashwini Natraj.

in The World Bank Research Observer

February 2013; p ublished online January 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Demographic Economics; Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity; Economic Development. 7677 words.

Does the existing evidence support policies that foster growth by reducing gender inequality? We argue that the evidence based on differences across countries is of limited use for policy...

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Does housework lower wages? Evidence for Britain

Mark L Bryan and Almudena Sevilla-Sanz.

in Oxford Economic Papers

January 2011; p ublished online June 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Demographic Economics; Wages, Compensation, and Labour Costs. 9449 words.

This paper uses the British Household Panel Survey to present the first estimates of the housework-wage relationship in Britain. Controlling for permanent unobserved heterogeneity, we find...

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Does Immigration Cause Crime? Evidence from Spain

César Alonso-Borrego, Nuno Garoupa and Pablo Vázquez.

in American Law and Economics Review

April 2012; p ublished online January 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Law and Economics; Demographic Economics; Single Equation Models; Single Variables. 8163 words.

The relationship between crime and immigration has been a matter of controversy in the United States and around the world. This paper investigates empirically the case of Spain. From 1999...

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