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Income Maximization and the Selection and Sorting of International Migrants
Two prominent features of international labor movements are that the more educated are more likely to emigrate (positive selection) and more educated migrants are more likely to settle in destinationExpand
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Models for truncated counts
This paper examines a class of maximum-likelihood regression estimators for count data from truncated samples. Estimators for the truncated Poisson and negative binomial distributions areExpand
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The Economic Consequences of Unwed Motherhood: Using Twin Births as a Natural Experiment
The authors estimate the short-run and life-cycle effects of unplanned children on unwed mothers by comparing unmarried women who first gave birth to twins with unwed mothers who bore singletons.Expand
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The Effect of Arrests on the Employment and Earnings of Young Men
Many young men commit crime, and many are arrested. I estimate the effect of arrests on the employment and earnings of arrestees, using a large longitudinal data set constructed by merging policeExpand
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Welfare Reform: Effects of a Decade of Change
List of Figures List of Tables Preface List of Acronyms 1. Introduction Our Approach Organization of the Book 2. Background Brief History of Federal Welfare Policy Policy and Program Changes duringExpand
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Changes in College Skills and the Rise in the College Wage Premium
The college wage premium for new labor market entrants rose sharply during the 1980s. We ask how much of this change arose from changes in the skill level of the typical college graduate. We findExpand
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The Impact of Grading Standards on Student Achievement, Educational Attainment, and Entry-Level Earnings
Despite recent theoretical work and proposals from educational reformers, there is little empirical work on the effects of higher grading standards. In this paper we use data from the High School andExpand
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Immigration and the Economic Status of African-American Men
The employment rate of black men, and particularly of low-skilled black men, fell precipitously between 1960 and 2000. At the same time, their incarceration rate rose. This paper examines theExpand
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Immigration and African-American Employment Opportunities: The Response of Wages, Employment, and Incarceration to Labor Supply Shocks
The employment rate of black men, and particularly of low-skill black men, fell precipitously from 1960 to 2000. At the same time, the incarceration rate of black men rose markedly. This paperExpand
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School Expenditures and Post-schooling Earnings: Evidence from High School and Beyond
Studies based on inputs measured at the state level generally report that school expenditures have substantial effects on students' adult wages, whereas studies based on less aggregated measuresExpand
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