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    • Comments on Geraghty, Márquez, and Vizcarra 

      Boyer, George R. (2003-06-01)
      Professor Boyer reviews and comments upon the three dissertations that were finalists for the Alexander Gerschenkron Prize in 2002.
    • Demystifying Endowments 

      Ehrenberg, Ronald G. (2009-03-09)
      [Excerpt] Endowments are stocks of financial and real assets that are held by universities to generate income for both current and future operations. “True Endowments” are assets that at the time they were initially given ...
    • For Richer or For Poorer? Evidence from Indonesia, South Africa, Spain, and Venezuela 

      Fields, Gary S.; Cichello, Paul L.; Freije, Samuel; Menéndez, Marta; Newhouse, David (2002-12-01)
      We analyze household income dynamics using longitudinal data from Indonesia, South Africa (KwaZulu-Natal), Spain and Venezuela. In all four countries, households with the lowest reported base-year income experienced the ...
    • Household Income Dynamics: A Four Country Story 

      Fields, Gary S.; Cichello, Paul L.; Freije, Samuel; Menéndez, Marta; Newhouse, David (2002-10-01)
      [Excerpt] In this paper, we analyse the dynamics of household per capita incomes using longitudinal data from Indonesia, South Africa, Spain and Venezuela. We find that in all four countries reported initial income and job ...
    • How Demanding Should Equality of Opportunity Be, and How Much Have We Achieved? 

      Dardanoni, Valentino; Fields, Gary S.; Roemer, John E.; Sánchez Puerta, Maria Laura (2006-01-01)
      [Excerpt] This chapter proposes tests of various notions of equality of opportunity and applies them to intergenerational income data for the United States and Britain. Agreement is widespread that equality of opportunity ...
    • Malthus Was Right After All: Poor Relief and Birth Rates in Southeastern England 

      Boyer, George R. (1989-02-01)
      The payment of child allowances to laborers with large families was widespread in early nineteenth-century England. This paper tests Thomas Malthus's hypothesis that child allowances caused the birth rate to increase. A ...
    • [Review of the book 'Poverty and Welfare in England, 1700-1850: A Regional Perspective'] 

      Boyer, George R. (2002-09-01)
      [Excerpt] The last decade has seen an upsurge in research by social historians on the English poor laws, largely in the form of local studies. These have greatly increased our knowledge of the demographic makeup of the ...
    • Rural-Urban Migration, Urban Employment and Underemployment, and Job Search Activity in LDCs 

      Fields, Gary S. (1972-12-01)
      [Excerpt] In this paper, we shall present a formal theoretical mode with which to analyze the equilibrium allocation of the labor force between labor markets. Our basic premise is that the same kinds of forces that explain ...
    • Should Poverty and Inequality Measures Be Combined? 

      Fields, Gary S. (2006-01-01)
      [Excerpt] As the title of my paper indicates, the purpose of today's presentation is to analyze whether poverty and inequality measures should be blended into a single index. This question was first raised to me by Erik, ...
    • The Economic Role of the English Poor Law, 1780-1834 

      Boyer, George R. (1985-06-01)
      [Excerpt] Over the 85-year period from 1748/50 to 1832/34, real per capita expenditures on poor relief increased at an average rate of approximately 1 percent per year. There were also important changes in the administration ...
    • U.S. Earnings Mobility: Comparing Survey-Based and Administrative-Based Estimates 

      Dragoset, Lisa M.; Fields, Gary S. (2008-03-01)
      Earnings mobility has been studied both at the macro level (how much of a certain kind of mobility is there in the economy?) and at the micro level (what are the correlates of change in income or position?). Many empirical ...
    • Unemployment Insurance, Duration of Unemployment, and Subsequent Wage Gain 

      Ehrenberg, Ronald G.; Oaxaca, Ronald L. (1976-12-01)
      [Excerpt] In order to evaluate what the "optimal" level of UI benefits is, one must therefore first estimate the magnitude of the relationships between UI benefits levels and unemployed workers' durations of unemployment ...