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The impact of repealing “Obamacare” on children’s academic performance

By Michael A. Leeds (Temple University and IZA) There are many reasons to feel relieved by the recent failure to overturn the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, better known as the ACA or “Obamacare.” While attention was rightly focused … Continue reading

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The market for paid sick leave

In most OECD countries, general practitioners (GPs) play several fundamentally different roles. Clearly, on the one hand, they are responsible for their patients’ health and physical well-being. On the other hand, they also play an often unforeseen, but economically important … Continue reading

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Getting stuck in the blues – on the persistence of depression and anxiety

With 10% of the population in the Western world affected, depression and anxiety are two major health disorders. While the social and economic costs of mental health problems, e.g. less successful labor market careers and high health care costs, are … Continue reading

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