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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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Criminal Rehabilitation, Incapacitation, and Aging

Peter N. Ganong.

in American Law and Economics Review

December 2012; p ublished online October 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Law and Economics; Demographic Economics. 10368 words.

In April 1993, Georgia instituted new parole guidelines that led to longer prison terms for parole-eligible offenders. This paper shows that an extra year of prison reduces the three-year...

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...

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...

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...

Does Increasing Compulsory Education Decrease or Displace Adolescent Crime? New Evidence from Administrative and Victimization Data

Ylenia Brilli and Marco Tonello.

in CESifo Economic Studies

March 2018; p ublished online February 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Education and Research Institutions; Demographic Economics; Law and Economics; Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics. 14172 words.

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This article estimates the contemporaneous effect of education on adolescent crime by exploiting the implementation a reform that increases the school...

Equal Pay as a Moving Target: International perspectives on forty-years of addressing the gender pay gap

Jacqueline O’Reilly, Mark Smith, Simon Deakin and Brendan Burchell.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

March 2015; p ublished online March 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Law and Economics; Demographic Economics; Labour Discrimination; Employment and Labour Law; Wages, Compensation, and Labour Costs; Labour Standards: National and International. 10122 words.

This paper provides an overview of the key factors impacting upon the gender pay gap in the UK, Europe and Australia. Forty years after the implementation of the first equal pay...

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Hispanic American Opinions toward Immigration and Immigration Policy Reform Proposals

Grace Melo, Gregory Colson and Octavio A. Ramirez.

in Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy

December 2014; p ublished online October 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Law and Economics; Demographic Economics; Agricultural Economics. 7580 words.

This study presents evidence from a survey and choice experiment on the preferences of Hispanic immigrants who entered the United States illegally for different immigration reform proposal...

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...

Labour migration policy and constitutional change in Scotland

David N. F. Bell, Allan Findlay, David McCollum and Robert E. Wright.

in Oxford Review of Economic Policy

January 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Law and Economics; International Factor Movements and International Business; Demographic Economics; Economic Development. 6340 words.

Scotland is holding a referendum on independence in 2014, which implies that the Scottish government would become responsible for migration policy in the event of a ‘Yes’ vote. Control over...

On the Selection Effects Under Consent and Unilateral Divorce

Mehmet Bac.

in American Law and Economics Review

March 2015; p ublished online February 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Demographic Economics; Law and Economics. 18491 words.

I develop a model of marriage and divorce with privately known spouse characteristics, producing new insights: the switch from consent to unilateral divorce raises second-marriage spouse...

Prison Conditions and Recidivism

Francesco Drago, Roberto Galbiati and Pietro Vertova.

in American Law and Economics Review

January 2011; p ublished online February 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Law and Economics; Demographic Economics. 9131 words.

The authors examine the impact of prison conditions on future criminal behavior. The take over is based on a unique dataset on the post-release behavior of about twenty thousand Italian...

The Productivity Argument for Investing in Young Children*

James J. Heckman and Dimitriy V. Masterov.

in Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Demand and Supply of Labour; Demographic Economics; Education and Research Institutions; Law and Economics. 15598 words.

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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...

Understanding the Impact of Immigration on Crime

Jörg L. Spenkuch.

in American Law and Economics Review

March 2014; p ublished online September 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Law and Economics; Demographic Economics. 13916 words.

Almost three quarters of Americans believe that immigration increases crime. Yet, existing academic research has shown no such effect. Using panel data on U.S. counties, this paper presents...

What is the Contribution of Mexican Immigration to U.S. Crime Rates? Evidence from Rainfall Shocks in Mexico

Aaron Chalfin.

in American Law and Economics Review

March 2014; p ublished online October 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Law and Economics; Demographic Economics; Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics. 16253 words.

This paper identifies a causal effect of Mexican immigration on crime using an instrument that leverages temporal variation in rainfall in different regions in Mexico as well as persistence...