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—The labor market prospect s of young, unskilled men fell dramatically in the 1980s and improved in the 1990s. Crime rates show a reverse pattern: increasing during the 1980s and falling in the 1990s. Because young, unskilled men commit most crime, this paper seeks to establish a causal relationshi p between the two trends. Previous work on the relationship(More)
This study uses a model of comparative advantage to model the choice of workers into three broad occupations. The pursuit of comparative advantage is shown to reduce the level of inequality from what would occur in a random assignment of workers into occupations. However, after pricing the skills of workers separately within occupations, the results(More)
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This Discussion Paper is issued under the auspices of the Centre's research programme in LABOUR ECONOMICS. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and not those of the Centre for Economic Policy Research. Research disseminated by CEPR may include views on policy, but the Centre itself takes no institutional policy positions. The Centre for(More)
and the CEPR conference on " Inequality in Labour Markets. " Vadim Krimsky provided expert research assistance. All errors are our own. Abstract This paper uses the mass migration wave to Israel in the 1990s to examine the impact of immigrant concentration in elementary school on the long-term academic outcomes of native students in high school. To identify(More)
Researchers have argued that neighborhoods are an important determinant of labor activity. Using confidential street address data from the NLSY79, respondents were linked to neighborhood social characteristics and measures of job proximity. A one standard deviation increase in the social characteristics of a neighborhood increases annual hours by 6.1%; a(More)
Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and not those of the institute. Research disseminated by IZA may include views on policy, but the institute itself takes no institutional policy positions. The Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in Bonn is a local and virtual international research center and a place of communication between(More)
This paper estimates the effect of the childhood environment on a large array of social and economic outcomes lasting almost 60 years, for both the affected cohorts and for their children. To do this, we exploit a natural experiment provided by the 1949 Magic Carpet operation, where over 50,000 Yemenite immigrants were airlifted to Israel. The Yemenites,(More)
  • Esteban F. Klory, Eyal Winterz, +6 authors Brad Coker
  • 2006
for very helpful discussions. We thank Hernan Meller for his valuable research assistance and Brad Coker from Mason-Dixon Polling and Research, Inc. for providing us with the data on gubernatorial elections. The paper has bene…ted from the comments of audiences at seminars and conferences too many to mention. All errors and mistakes in the paper remain our(More)