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Carmel Chiswick on the effect of economic choices for religious traditions

In a video interview, IZA Fellow Carmel U. Chiswick (George Washington University) talks about the link between economic choices and religious traditions. She states how economic incentives can be the context for religious traditions and what the economic choices are … Continue reading

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Evidence-ignoring family policy in Germany

The German federal government recently introduced the Betreuungsgeld, a family benefit paid to parents who keep their one- and two-year-old children at home rather than sending them to public childcare. In August 2014, monthly benefit payments were raised to 150 … Continue reading

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Economic incentives increase blood donations without negative consequences, IZA Fellows write in Science

Institutions such as the World Health Organization and national blood agencies have for 40 years promoted policy guidelines that oppose the use of economic incentives to attract blood donors. In an article that appeared in the May 24, 2013, issue … Continue reading

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