Living in the Shadows, or Government Dependents: Immigrants and Welfare in the United States

By Charles Weber. Harvard University.

Are immigrants in the United States more likely to be enrolled in welfare programs than natives and how has this comparative usage changed over time? To address this question… Continue reading Living in the Shadows, or Government Dependents: Immigrants and Welfare in the United States

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Estimating the Compensation Differential for Paid Sick Leave Benefits

By Shawn Du. Princeton University.

In this paper, we seek to estimate the wage compensation differential for paid sick leave in the United States using national-level data from the 1996-2010 data from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey… Continue reading Estimating the Compensation Differential for Paid Sick Leave Benefits

The Veil of Communism: An Analysis of Lifespan, GDP per Capita, Human Capital, and Agricultural Productivity in Eastern Europe

By Matei Dăian. Stanford University.

There is a clear economic difference between the more economically-developed Western Europe and their poorer counterparts in Eastern Europe… Continue reading The Veil of Communism: An Analysis of Lifespan, GDP per Capita, Human Capital, and Agricultural Productivity in Eastern Europe