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  • Joshua D Angrist, Adriana D Kugler, Joshua Angrist, Hector Mejia, Ines Parra, Carlos Troncoso +21 others
  • 2007
Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and not those of the institute. Research disseminated by IZA may include views on policy, but the institute itself takes no institutional policy positions. The Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in Bonn is a local and virtual international research center and a place of communication between(More)
  • Paul Glewwe, Michael Kremer, Patricia Cortes, Hai-Anh Hoang Dang, Lynn Johnson, Muthoni Ngatia +6 others
  • 2005
Eight out of 10 of the world's children live in developing countries (World Bank, 2003). For economists working on education, the study of developing countries offers both policy questions of fundamental importance and a rich set of experiences to examine. The important policy questions stem from the potential role of education in improving the welfare of(More)
Migration of women as domestic workers from developing to developed countries is a growing phenomenon. In Hong Kong, foreign domestic workers (FDWs) account for 6 percent of the labor force and among households with young children, more than one in three hires at least one. This paper investigates the e¤ects of the availability of foreign domestic workers(More)
The first step of V(D)J recombination, specific cleavage at the recombination signal sequence (RSS), can be carried out by the recombination activating proteins RAG1 and RAG2. In vivo, the cleaved coding and signal ends must be rejoined to generate functional antigen receptors and maintain chromosomal integrity. We have investigated signal joint formation(More)
Low-skilled immigrants represent a signi…cant fraction of the labor employed in service sectors that are close substitutes of household work like housekeeping, gardening, and babysitting services. This paper studies whether the increased supply of low skilled immigrants has led high-skilled women, who have the highest opportunity cost of their time, to(More)
Artemis is an endonuclease that opens coding hairpin ends during V(D)J recombination and has critical roles in postirradiation cell survival. A direct role for the C-terminal region of Artemis in V(D)J recombination has not been defined, despite the presence of immunodeficiency and lymphoma development in patients with deletions in this region. Here, we(More)
Antigen receptor gene rearrangement is directed by DNA motifs consisting of a conserved heptamer and nonamer separated by a nonconserved spacer of either 12 or 23 base pairs (12 or 23 recombination signal sequences [RSS]). V(D)J recombination requires that the rearranging DNA segments be flanked by RSSs of different spacer lengths, a phenomenon known as the(More)
Migration of women as domestic workers from developing to developed countries is a growing phenomenon. In Hong Kong, foreign domestic workers (FDWs) account for 6 percent of the labor force and among households with young children, more than one in three hires at least one. This paper investigates the e¤ects of the availability of foreign domestic workers(More)
  • Mathis Wagner, Michel Beine, Simone Bertoli, George Borjas, Michael Clemens, Patricia Cortes +2 others
  • 2014
The impact of immigration on native workers is driven by two countervailing forces: the degree of substitutability between natives and immigrants, and the increased demand for native workers as immigrants reduce the cost of production and output expands. The literature so far has focused on the former substitution e¤ect, while the net e¤ect of immigration(More)
In an infinite horizon setting, how does a sophisticated hyperbolic discounter decide when to purchase a durable good or a commitment product that is costly in the present but yields benefits in the future? In this paper, I describe a new type of agent, the semi-sophisticated hyperbolic discounter. This agent is aware of her time-inconsistency, but fails to(More)