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Woke jobs after Dobbs?

How public support for female employees both helped and hurt some employers after Roe v. Wade was overturned

What we associate with first names and how it helps explain discrimination

Employers overestimate Black-White gap in productivity and discriminate, especially when making fast hiring decisions

What does job applicants’ body art signal to employers?

New study directly measures the stigma surrounding job candidates with tattoos and piercings using real recruiters

What drives high self-employment in poor countries?

New study highlights links to the attractiveness of wage employment, shocks to jobs, and job finding rates

Why upward mobility from poverty is particularly low in the United States

New study compares the mechanisms through which poverty persistence is channeled in high-income countries

How wildfires affect labor income

U.S. study shows that drifting wildfire smoke reduces earnings thousands of miles away

Did the minimum wage in Germany improve allocative efficiency?

New study finds that aggregate productivity gains resulted entirely from within-firm productivity improvements

Does winning an ERC grant improve scientific productivity in the long run?

New study finds overall limited impact, with positive outcomes only for top-ranked winners in specific fields

Generous unconditional cash transfers may reduce short-term labor force participation

Study from Barcelona finds negative employment effects, particularly among households with care responsibilities

How Covid changed women’s risk aversion

Natural experiment from urban Burkina Faso reveals permanent instability of preferences

Better housing leads to better health

New study reveals significant cost savings through reduced hospital admissions

Can more education save the planet?

New study finds sizable causal effects of years of schooling on pro-climate outcomes

How immigration affects housing costs

Study from Switzerland shows that free movement agreement with EU substantially raised prices of owner-occupied housing

Do digital technologies complement or substitute employee training?

New study finds that investment in training per employee is reduced with the adoption of modern technologies

Does immigration undermine social cohesion in the receiving country?

New study shows that one million refugees did not change how Germans view their society

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