Marco Francesconi

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This study explores the relationship between individual wellbeing and atypical employment, which includes both temporary and part-time employment schemes. Individual wellbeing is measured in terms of subjective indicators of mental health, general health status, life satisfaction, and job satisfaction. It addresses four questions: (1) Are workers on a(More)
This paper presents a system supporting tuning and evaluation of a Content-Based Image Retrieval (CBIR) engine for <i>vector images</i>, by a graphical interface providing query-by-sketch and query-by-example interaction with query results, and analysis of result quality. Vector images are first modelled as an inertial system and then they are associated(More)
To contribute to researchers' understanding of how humans choose mates, we examined how the number of mate options influenced the dating decisions made by 1,868 women and 1,870 men across 84 speed-dating events. Multilevel modeling of these decisions revealed that when faced with abundant choice, choosers paid less attention to characteristics requiring(More)
  • Richard Blundell, Marco Francesconi, Wilbert Van Der Klaauw, Orley Ashenfelter, Gary Becker, Martin Browning +19 others
  • 2015
Adopting a simple model of female labor force decisions, we explore several mechanisms through which women can respond to the announcement and implementation of an in-work benefit reform, including intertemporal substitution, human capital accumulation, and labor market frictions. Using information of the precise timing of the announcement and(More)
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