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Consumer Bankruptcy: A Fresh Start
Consumer bankruptcy provides partial insurance against bad luck, but, by driving up interest rates, makes life-cycle smoothing more difficult. We argue that to assess this trade-off one needs aExpand
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2007 world population data sheet.
Much press has been given to the increase in immigration in the industrialized world-most of which has come from developing countries. The United States and Canada for example both have longExpand
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Polygyny, Fertility, and Savings
  • M. Tertilt
  • Economics
  • Journal of Political Economy
  • 1 December 2005
Sub‐Saharan Africa has a high incidence of polygyny. It is also the poorest region of the world. In this paper I ask whether banning polygyny could play any role for development. Using a quantitativeExpand
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The Impact of COVID-19 on Gender Equality
The economic downturn caused by the current COVID-19 outbreak has substantial implications for gender equality, both during the downturn and the subsequent recovery. Compared to “regular” recessions,Expand
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An Economic History of Fertility in the U.S.: 1826-1960
Aqueous structured surfactants, e.g., lamellar, or preferably spherulitic systems optionally containing suspended solids are used as functional fluids, such as drilling fluids, cutting fluids,Expand
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Women's Liberation: What's in it for Men?
The nineteenth century witnessed dramatic improvements in the legal rights of married women. Given that these changes took place long before women gained the right to vote, they amounted to aExpand
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Education and Catch-up in the Industrial Revolution †
Research increasingly stresses the role of human capital in modern economic development. Existing historical evidence—mostly from British textile industries—however, rejects that formal education wasExpand
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Chapter 5 An Economic History of Fertility in the United States: 1826–1960
In this paper, we use data from the US census to document the history of the relationship between fertility choice and key economic indicators at the individual level for women born between 1826 andExpand
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An Economic Model of the Covid-19 Epidemic: The Importance of Testing and Age-Specific Policies
This paper investigates the role of testing and age-composition in the Covid-19 epidemic. We augment a standard SIR epidemiological model with individual choices regarding how much time to spendExpand
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An Equilibrium Model of the African Hiv/Aids Epidemic
Eleven percent of the Malawian population is HIV infected. Eighteen percent of sexual encounters are casual. A condom is used one quarter of the time. A choice-theoretic general equilibrium searchExpand
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