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Intertemporal Choice and Inequality
The permanent income hypothesis implies that, for any cohort of people born at the same time, inequality in both consumption and income should grow with age. We investigate this prediction usingExpand
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Orphans in Africa: parental death, poverty, and school enrollment
We examine the impact of orphanhood on children’s school enrollment in 10 sub-Saharan African countries. Although poorer children in Africa are less likely to attend school, the lower enrollment ofExpand
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Labor Supply Preferences, Hours Constraints, and Hours-Wage Trade-offs
In a labor market with tied hours-wage packages and wage dispersion for a particular type of job, constrained workers may be willing to sacrifice wage gains for better hours when changing jobs.Expand
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Height, Health, and Cognitive Function at Older Ages.
The following pages provide additional material for our paper “Height, Health and Cognitive Function at Older Ages,” forthcoming in American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings, May 2008. In ourExpand
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Saving, Growth, and Aging in Taiwan
This paper examines issues of household saving, growth. and aging in Taiwan. The Taiwanese patterns of high income growth, declines in fertility, and increases in life expectancy all haveExpand
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Women's Work and Economic Development
Using a cross-country dataset and microdata from India and Thailand, we examine how women's work status changes with economic development. Several clear patterns emerge: women's labor forceExpand
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Cognitive Development Among Young Children in Ecuador: The Roles of Wealth, Health, and Parenting
We examine the relationship between early cognitive development, socioeconomic status (SES), child health, and parenting quality in a developing country. We use a sample of more than 3,000Expand
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Child Health and Economic Crisis in Peru
The effect of macroeconomic crises on child health is a topic of great policy importance. This article analyzes the impact of a profound crisis in Peru on infant mortality. It finds an increase ofExpand
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Mortality, Education, Income, and Inequality Among American Cohorts
People whose family income was less than $5,000 in 1980 could expect to live about 25 percent fewer years than people whose family income was greater than $50,000. We explore this finding using bothExpand
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