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The Impact of Legalized Abortion on Crime
TLDR
There is evidence that legalized abortion has contributed significantly to recent crime reductions, and legalized abortion appears to account for as much as 50 percent of the recent drop in crime. Expand
Continuous Versus Episodic Change: The Impact of Civil Rights Policy on the Economic Status of Blacks
This paper examines the available evidence on the causes of black economic advance in order to assess the contribution of federal policy. Over the period 1920-1990, there were only two periods ofExpand
Shooting Down the More Guns, Less Crime Hypothesis
John Lott and David Mustard have used regression analysis to argue forcefully that 'shall-issue' laws (which give citizens an unimpeded right to secure permits for concealed weapons) reduce violentExpand
The Changing Nature of Employment Discrimination Litigation
Two major pieces of employment discrimination legislation were passed in the early 1990s: the 1991 Civil Rights Act and Americans with Disabilities Act. Using some simple regression models, weExpand
The Employment Consequences of Wrongful-Discharge Laws: Large, Small, or None at All?
Uniquely in the industrialized world, the United States has long had the presumption that employers may legally fire workers “at will,” that is, “for good cause, bad cause, or no cause at all.”Expand
The Schooling of Southern Blacks: The Roles of Legal Activism and Private Philanthropy, 1910-1960
Improvements in education and educational quality are widely acknowledged to be major contributors to black economic progress in the twentieth century. This paper investigates the sources ofExpand
The Impact of Right to Carry Laws and the NRC Report: The Latest Lessons for the Empirical Evaluation of Law and Policy
For over a decade, there has been a spirited academic debate over the impact on crime of laws that grant citizens the presumptive right to carry concealed handguns in public--so-called right-to-carryExpand
Collaborative evaluation in North America: Evaluators' self-reported opinions, practices and consequences
Abstract Despite growing theoretical interest in collaborative and participatory forms of evaluation, little is known about evaluators' perceptions about such evaluation practices or their viewsExpand
The Costs of Wrongful-Discharge Laws
We estimate the effects on employment and wages of wrongful-discharge protections adopted by U.S. state courts during the last three decades. We find robust evidence that one wrongful-dischargeExpand
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