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Since the turn of the millennium, highly educated women in the United States have had higher fertility rates than women with intermediate levels of... More
Twentieth century programmes of social insurance in the UK, the United States and Sweden have improved the quality of life for most people – but by... More
An increase in prenatal sex selection in India – where some families have strong preferences for sons over daughters – leads to a reduction in... More
The more time that young men stay in school, the less likely they are to turn to crime at any point in their lives. That is the central conclusion of... More
Why are pupils from disadvantaged families more often found in poorly performing schools? Is it through choice (they prefer this type of school) or... More
POST-9/11 BACKLASH AGAINST MUSLIMS REDUCED ASSIMILATION The increase in hate crimes against Muslim immigrants after the 9/11 terrorist attacks led to... More
MIDLIFE CRISIS: Evidence that human wellbeing hits a low point in our early 40s People’s life satisfaction follows a U-shape through the life cycle,... More
Parents tend to share family resources equally among their children – for example, by allocating more money towards sick children’s health problems... More
We can never fully escape our childhood experiences, both good and bad. This old axiom receives dramatic new confirmation in research published in the... More
Teenagers can get better results from additional hours in school – but only if they are in a classroom environment that is conducive to learning.... More
The longer the time that teenagers spend in the classroom, the better their results. That is the central finding of research by Professor Victor Lavy,... More
Higher US unemployment rates during the Great Recession led to poorer self-reported health and increased levels of smoking and drug use among mothers.... More
The extent to which consumers use cash in their transactions should be an important consideration in monetary policy-making, according to research by... More
In societies where there is a strong minority – perhaps the so-called ‘1%’ – that stacks the deck against the majority, a more proportional electoral... More
Reports of the death of the mainstream media have been greatly exaggerated, according to research by Santiago Oliveros and Felix Vardy, published in... More
The wages of public sector workers should grow at the same pace as private sector wages, according to research by Pedro Gomes, published in the... More
A 1% increase in the number of immigrants in a local community in the UK leads to a 1.7% fall in house prices. This is because the wealthiest in the... More
Telecoms regulators can now be confident that their market interventions to reduce mobile operators’ prices for connecting calls – so-called... More
High international demand for sulphur from Sicily in the nineteenth century led to a booming economy and a growing need for private protection, which... More
The dissolution of a local government in Italy due to Mafia infiltration is followed by a significant upward shift in the educational level of local... More
The Eurozone crisis has exposed weaknesses in the design of the currency union. Research by Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz and World Bank chief... More
The banking system urgently needs reform. The expectation that ‘too-big-to-fail’ banks may be bailed out by taxpayers implies both socially... More
The presence of organised crime has a large, negative impact on economic growth. New research by Professor Paolo Pinotti documents this effect in the... More
Immigrants in Italy who live in neighbourhoods with a large share of non-Italians are significantly less likely to be in employment than their... More
New research by Dr Giovanni Mastrobuoni of the University of Essex uses declassified data on 800 Mafia members to conduct the first empirical analysis... More