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Students often need to develop skills that their teachers lack, and the recommended curricula in many developing countries call for teachers to educate their pupils in subjects in which they have little expertise, requiring teachers to rely on poorly designed government pedagogical methods. We conduct a pair of randomized evaluations that test different(More)
BACKGROUND Recent United Kingdom strategies focus on preventable suicide deaths in former psychiatric in-patients, but natural causes of death, accidents and homicide may also be important. This study was intended to find the relative importance of natural and unnatural causes of death in people discharged from long-term psychiatric care in Scotland in(More)
The literature on the economics of happiness in the developed economies finds discrepancies between reported measures of wellbeing and income measures. The 'Easterlin paradox', for example, shows that average happiness levels do not increase as countries grow wealthier. This article explores how the economics of happiness can help explain gaps between(More)
We hypothesize that the perceived returns to human capital and to income uncertainty are important determinants of recent cross-sectional variation in Latin American fertility. An empirical study of crosscountry individual level data supports the hypothesis. In particular, we find that a higher perceived return to human capital and higher income uncertainty(More)
The purpose of this in terim report. This interim report forms part of the ESRC project 'The Cappuccino Community : cafés and civic life in the contemporary city' (R000239797). Its original data was drawn from various sources including the planned project ethnographies of a variety of coffee serving venues, favourite haunts of the researchers, novels, café(More)
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