As a result of mismeasurement, the official unemployment rate series for China is implausible and is an outlier in the distribution of unemployment rates across countries ranked by their stages of development.
What matters for future economic success is the amount of childhood exposure to better neighborhoods.
How does unemployment duration, age, or holding a low-level “interim” job affect the likelihood of receiving a callback from a potential employer?
A recent study finds that cost-effective behavioral intervention programs reduce crime rates by teaching teens to slow down and reflect before acting.
By studying the impact of the introduction of a universal child care program in Quebec, Baker et al. argue that shocks to the development of children’s non-cognitive skills lead to worse health, higher crime rates, and lower life satisfaction in the long run.
New research shows that parental incentives for child development can yield large gains in both cognitive and non-cognitive domains for young children.
A recent study confirms the finding that mortality rates decrease during recessions and that severe recessions produce even larger reductions in mortality rates.
A recent study finds that nutritional differences across socioeconomic groups are not well explained by access to healthy foods.