Research in Brief

Born Last: How Birth Order Affects Childhood Outcomes

Economic theory holds up competition as an ideal way for society to allocate limited resources. Although competition is often discussed...

Uncovering the Demographics of the Poorest People in Developing Nations

Global poverty has been decreasing over the past two decades as a result of fast-paced economic growth. The number of...

Refugee Protection in Turkey: Evaluating Needs and Challenges

Since the beginning of the civil conflict in Syria, 2.7 million refugees have fled to Turkey, which hosts the greatest...

Improving Education Quality in Chile Through Structured Instruction Methods for Teachers

Improving the quality of education worldwide continues to be a policy challenge. Recently, UNESCO estimated that 38 percent of children...

The Role of Economic Independence in Domestic Violence: Evidence from Africa

Violence against women has long been and continues to be a widespread social problem across the globe. Statistics from UN...

Uncertainty in Financial Markets and the Exchange Risk Premium of the Mexican Peso

Since 2015, the Mexican Peso has been the second most depreciated currency among emerging countries. This depreciation is mostly due...

Trastornos de salud mental son más frecuentes de lo que se piensa

En México, del total del presupuesto asignado a la salud, aproximadamente el 2% esta destinado a la salud mental y,...

Independencia económica no basta para erradicar violencia doméstica

La violencia doméstica es un fenómeno tan común como complejo. La Organización Mundial de la Salud reporta que, de las...

How Far Would You Travel for Work? Disentangling the Effects of Geography, Job Search and Employment

After the financial crisis, the number of unemployed workers in the United States reached nearly 15 million in 2009 and...

Is Israel’s Wall Corroding Peace in Gaza?

Despite the official Israeli demilitarization of the Gaza Strip in 2005, international organizations argue that Israel holds de-facto control over...