The Population Center Working Papers (PSC/PARC) series contains papers by researchers at the PSC/PARC. It serves as an outlet for pre-prints, for papers under journal review, and for background papers (e.g., for technical materials for which journals lack space) written by PSC/PARC Research Associates. The series also publishes submissions from students affiliated with Research Associates at the PSC/PARC with Research Associate sponsorship. The PSC/PARC series combines works previously published in the Population Studies Center Working Paper Series and the Population Aging Research Center Working Paper Series. Papers can be submitted by emailing: psc-library@pop.upenn.edu.

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Papers from 2020

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Genetic Risks, Adolescent Health and Schooling Attainment, Vikesh Amin, Jere R. Behrman, Jason M. Fletcher, Carlos A. Flores, Alfonso Flores-Lagunes, and Hans-Peter Kohler

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A Sequence-Analysis Approach to the Study of the Transition to Adulthood in Low- and Middle-Income Countries, Maria Sironi, Nicola Barban, Luca Maria Pesando, and Frank F. Furstenberg

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Rural Poverty and Disability in LMICs, Raghav Gaiha, Shantanu Mathur, and Vani S. Kulkarni

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Age-Period-Cohort Analysis: What Is It Good For?, Herbert L. Smith

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The Labor Force Trajectories of Immigrant Women: Intersecting Personal Characteristics and Migration Dynamics, Sandra Florian, Chenoa Flippen, and Emilio A. Parrado

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Know Your Epidemic, Know Your Response: COVID-19 in the United States, Alberto Ciancio, Fabrice Kämpfen, Iliana V. Kohler, Daniel Bennett, Wändi Bruine de Bruin, Jill Darling, Arie Kapteyn, Jürgen Maurer, and Hans-Peter Kohler

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Changing Gender Gaps in the Timing of Partnership Formation in Sub-Saharan Africa, Ewa Batyra, Hans-Peter Kohler, and Frank F. Furstenberg

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Changes in Couples’ Earnings Following Parenthood and Trends in Family Earnings Inequality, Pilar Gonalons-Pons, Christine Schwartz, and Kelly Musick

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Health Screening for Emerging Disease Burdens Among the Global Poor, Alberto Ciancio, Fabrice Kämpfen, Hans-Peter Kohler, and Iliana V. Kohler

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The Effects of Negative Economic Shocks at Birth on Child Health in Sub-Saharan Africa, Fabrice Kämpfen

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Mortality Risk Information, Survival Expectations and Sexual Behaviors, Alberto Ciancio, Adeline Delavande, Hans-Peter Kohler, and Iliana V. Kohler

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The Causal Effects of Parents' Schooling on Children's Schooling in Urban China, Jere R. Behrman, Yuan Hu, and Junsen Zhang

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After-School Tutoring, Household Substitution and Student Achievement: Experimental Evidence from Rural China, Jere R. Behrman, C. Simon Fan, Xiangdong Wei, Hongliang Zhang, and Junsen Zhang

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The State of Mental Health Among the Elderly Chinese, Yi Chen and Hanming Fang

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The Mature Adults Cohort of the Malawi Longitudinal Study of Families and Health (MLSFH-MAC), Iliana V. Kohler, Chiwoza Bandawe, Alberto Ciancio, Fabrice Kämpfen, Collin F. Payne, James Mwera, James Mkandawire, and Hans-Peter Kohler

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Marital Dissolutions and Changes in Mental Health: Evidence from Rural Malawi, Tyler W. Myroniuk, Hans-Peter Kohler, and Iliana V. Kohler

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The Wife's Protector: A Quantitative Theory Linking Contraceptive Technology with the Decline in Marriage, Jeremy Greenwood, Nezih Guner, and Karen A. Kopecky

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Mental Health, Schooling Attainment and Polygenic Scores: Are There Significant Gene-Environment Associations?, Vikesh Amin, Jere R. Behrman, Jason M. Fletcher, Carlos A. Flores, Alfonso Flores-Lagunes, and Hans-Peter Kohler

Papers from 2019

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Does Sorting Matter for Learning Inequality? Evidence from East Africa, Paul Anand, Jere R. Behrman, Hai-Anh H. Dang, and Sam Jones

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The Long-Term Consequences of Family Planning in Old Age: Evidence from China's "Later, Longer, Fewer" Campaign, Yi Chen and Hanming Fang

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Family Change and Variation Through the Lens of Family Configurations in Low- and Middle-Income Countries, Andrés Felipe Castro Torres, Luca Maria Pesando, Hans-Peter Kohler, and Frank F. Furstenberg

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Persistence of Non-Communicable Diseases, Affluence and Inequality in India, Veena S. Kulkarni, Vani S. Kulkarni, and Raghav Gaiha

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Employment, Aging and Disease in India, Veena S. Kulkarni, Vani S. Kulkarni, and Raghav Gaiha

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Trust in Hospitals-Evidence from India, Vani S. Kulkarni, Veena S. Kulkarni, and Raghav Gaiha

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Assessing (and Addressing) Reporting Heterogeneity in Visual Analogue Scales (VAS) with an Application to Gender Difference in Quality of Life, Zhiyong Huang and Fabrice Kämpfen

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Non-communicable Diseases and Depression: Evidence from South Africa, Manoj K. Pandey, Vani S. Kulkarni, and Raghav Gaiha

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Family Change in Global Perspective: How and Why Family Systems Change, Frank F. Furstenberg

Papers from 2018

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A Pilot Study of Uncertainty in Income Tax Forecasts, Andrew Joung, Benjamin Lockwood, and Alex Rees-Jones

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Aging, Disability and Disease in India, Veena S. Kulkarni, Vani S. Kulkarni, and Raghav Gaiha

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Growing Burden of Non-Communicable Diseases in India, Pratima Yadav, Vani S. Kulkarni, and Raghav Gaiha

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American Kinship Reconsidered, Frank F. Furstenberg

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Aging, Depression, Non-Communicable Diseases and Disabilities in South Africa, Manoj K. Pandey, Vani S. Kulkarni, and Raghav Gaiha

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Negotiating a Better Future: How Interpersonal Skills Facilitate Inter-generational Investment, Nava Ashraf, Natalie Bau, Corinne Low, and Kathleen McGinn

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Household Determinants of Teen Marriage and Childbearing: Sister Effects Across Four Low- and Middle-Income Countries, Luca Maria Pesando and Alejandra Abufhele

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Global Family Change: Persistent Diversity with Development, Luca Maria Pesando, Andrés F. Castro, Liliana Andriano, Julia A. Behrman, Francesco Billari, Christiaan Monden, Frank Furstenberg, and Hans-Peter Kohler

Papers from 2017

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Cohort Profile: The Migration and Health in Malawi (MHM) Study, Philip Anglewicz, Mark VanLandingham, Lucinda Manda-Taylor, and Hans-Peter Kohler

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The Impact of Extended Reproductive Time Horizons: Evidence from Israel's Expansion of Access to IVF, Naomi Gershoni and Corinne Low

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Betting the House: How Assets Influence Marriage Selection, Marital Stability, and Child Investments, Jeanne Lafortune and Corinne Low

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Wealth Disparities for Early Childhood Anthropometrics and Skills: Evidence from Chilean Longitudinal Data, Jere R. Behrman, Dante Contreras, Isidora Palma, and Esteban Puentes

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Recent Changes in US Mortality: Continued Deterioration Relative to Peers, Yana Vierboom and Samuel Preston

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Up, Down and Reciprocal: The Dynamics of Intergenerational Transfers, Family Structure and Health in a Low-Income Context, Collin F. Payne, Luca Maria Pesando, and Hans-Peter Kohler

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The Contribution of Differences in Adiposity to Educational Disparities in Mortality in the United States, Yana Vierboom

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Health and Mortality Patterns Among Migrants in France, Myriam Khlat and Michel Guillot

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The Role of Marriage in Fighting HIV: A Quantitative Illustration for Malawi, Jeremy Greenwood, Philipp Kircher, Cezar Santos, and Michéle Tertilt

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Family Economics Writ Large, Jeremy Greenwood, Nezih Guner, and Guillaume Vandenbroucke

Papers from 2016

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Cognitive Health among Older Adults: Evidence from Rural Sub-Saharan Africa, Collin F. Payne, Iliana V. Kohler, Chiwoza Bandawe, Kathy A. Lawler, and Hans-Peter Kohler

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Limited Common Origins of Multiple Adult Health-Related Behaviors: Evidence from U.S. Twins, Nikkil Sudharsanan, Jere R. Behrman, and Hans-Peter Kohler

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Effects of Birth Control Policies on Women’s Age at First Birth in China, Menghan Zhao and Hans-Peter Kohler

Papers from 2015

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Homeownership of Immigrants in France: Selection Effects Related to International Migration Flows, Laurent Gobillon and Matthieu Solignac

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Africans in the American Labor Market, Irma T. Elo, Elizabeth Frankenberg, Romeo Gansey, and Duncan Thomas

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It is Lower Than You Think it is: Recent Total Fertility Rates in Brazil and Possibly Other Latin American Countries, Helena Cruz Castanheira and Hans-Peter Kohler

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Demographic Transition Revisited: Low Fertility, Socioeconomic Development, and Gender Equity, Thomas M. Anderson and Hans-Peter Kohler

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Variance Estimation for a Complex Life Table Quantity: Disease-free Life Expectancy, Ezra Fishman

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The Demography of Mental Health Among Mature Adults in a Low-Income High HIV-Prevalence Context, Iliana V. Kohler, Collin F. Payne, Chiwoza Bandawe, and Hans-Peter Kohler

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Africans in the American Labor Market, Irma T. Elo Professor, Elizabeth Frankenberg, Duncan Thomas, and Romeo Gansey

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Lifetime risk of dementia in the United States, Ezra Fishman

Papers from 2014

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The Consequences of Abortion and Contraception Policies on Young Women's Reproductive Choices, Schooling and Labor Supply, Diego Amador

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Growing Educational Differentials in the Retreat from Marriage among Korean Men, Hyunjoon Park and Jae Kyung Lee

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Lifetime Probability of Developing Diabetes in the United States, Samuel Preston, Ezra Fishman, and Andrew Stokes

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The Impact of AIDS Treatment on Savings and Human Capital Investment in Malawi, Victoria Baranov and Hans-Peter Kohler

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Marry Your Like: Assortative Mating and Income Inequality, Jeremy Greenwood, Nezih Guner, Georgi Kocharkov, and Cezar Santos

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Natural Symptoms? The Intersection of Social, Biological, and Genetic Determinants of Depression in Later Life, Jason Schnittker

Papers from 2013

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Schooling has Smaller or Insignificant Effects on Adult Health in the US than Suggested by Cross-Sectional Associations: New Estimates Using Relatively Large Samples of Identical Twins, Vikesh Amin, Jere R. Behrman, and Hans-Peter Kohler

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American Studies: A Case Study of Interdisciplinarity, Jerry A. Jacobs

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The Contribution of Sociology to the Emergence of Applied and Pre-professional College Majors, Jerry A. Jacobs

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Receptivity Curves: Educational Research and the Flow of Ideas: Expanded Version, Jerry A. Jacobs

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Narratives of Death in the Time of AIDS in Rural Malawi, Adam Ashforth and Susan C. Watkins

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Cohort Profile: The Malawi Longitudinal Study of Families and Health (MLSFH), HANS-PETER KOHLER, Susan C. Watkins, Jere R. Behrman, Philip Anglewicz, Iliana V. Kohler, Peter Fleming, Rebecca L. Thornton, James Mkandawire, Linda Kalilani-Phiri, Hastings Honde, Augustine Hawara, Ben Chilima, Chiwoza Bandawe, Victor Mwapasa, and MLSFH Study Team

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Discrete Games in Endogenous Networks: Theory and Policy, Anton Badev

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Eliciting Maternal Subjective Expectations about the Technology of Cognitive Skill Formation, Flávio Cunha, Irma T. Elo, and Jennifer F. Culhane

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An Equilibrium Model of the African HIV/AIDS Epidemic, Jeremy Greenwood, Philipp Kircher, Cezar Santos, and Michèle Tertilt

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The Impact of Married Individuals Learning HIV Status in Malawi: Divorce, Number of Sexual Partners, Condom Use with Spouses, Theresa M. Fedor, Hans-Peter Kohler, and Jere R. Behrman

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The Social and the Sexual: Networks in Contemporary Demographic Research, Hans-Peter Kohler, Stéphane Helleringer, Jere R. Behrman, and Susan C. Watkins

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The Effects of Child-Bearing Policies in Remarriages: Evidence from China, Hanming Fang and Wanchuan Lin

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The Rise and Fall of Unions in the U.S., Emin Dinlersoz and Jeremy Greenwood

Papers from 2012

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La causalité en sociologie et démographie. Retour sur le principe de l’action humaine, Herbert L. Smith

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Marriage as a Mechanism: Women’s Education and Wealth in Malawi, Sarah Spell, Philip Anglewicz, and Hans-Peter Kohler

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The Indirect Impact of Antiretroviral Therapy, Victoria Baranov, Daniel Bennett, and Hans-Peter Kohler

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Education Fever and the East Asian Fertility Puzzle: A Case Study of Low Fertility in South Korea, Thomas M. Anderson and Hans-Peter Kohler

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Interdisciplinarity in Recently Founded Academic Journals, Jerry A. Jacobs and Rebecca Henderson

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Semiparametric Bayesian Modeling of Income Volatility Heterogeneity, Shane T. Jensen and Stephen H. Shore

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Evaluating Health and Disease in Sub-Saharan Africa: Minimally Invasive Collection of Plasma in the Malawi Longitudinal Study of Families and Health (MLSFH), Iliana V. Kohler, Philip Anglewicz, Hans-Peter Kohler, John F. McCabe, Ben Chilima, and Beth J. Soldo

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Identifying Idiosyncratic Career Taste and Skill with Income Risk, Stephen H. Shore, Daniel Barth, and Shane T. Jensen

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Performance-Support Bias and the Gender Pay Gap among Stockbrokers, Janice F. Madden

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Health Expenditure Risk and Annuitization: Evidence from Medigap Coverage, Daniel W. Sacks

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Copenhagen Consensus 2012: Challenge Paper on "Population Growth", Hans-Peter Kohler

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Technology and the Changing Family: A Unified Model of Marriage, Divorce, Educational Attainment and Married Female Labor-Force Participation, Jeremy Greenwood, Nezih Guner, Georgi Kocharkov, and Cezar Santos

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Causal Effects of Single-Sex Schools on College Entrance Exams and College Attendance: Random Assignment in Seoul High Schools, Hyunjoon Park, Jere R. Behrman, and Jaesung Choi

Papers from 2011

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The Impact of the PROGRESA/Oportunidades Conditional Cash Transfer Program on Health and Related Outcomes for the Aging in Mexico, Jere R. Behrman and Susan W. Parker

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First-Round Impacts of the 2008 Chilean Pension System Reform, Jere R. Behrman, Maria Cecilia Calderon, Olivia Mitchell, Javiera Vasquez, and David Bravo

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Do More-Schooled Women have Fewer Children and Delay Childbearing? Evidence from a Sample of U.S. Twins, Vikesh Amin and Jere R. Behrman

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High Development and Fertility: Fertility at Older Reproductive Ages and Gender Equality Explain the Positive Link, Mikko Myrskylä, Hans-Peter Kohler, and Francesco Billari

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Journal Rankings in Sociology: Using the H Index with Google Scholar, Jerry A. Jacobs

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HIV/AIDS-related Expectations and Risky Sexual Behavior in Malawi, Adeline Delavande and Hans-Peter Kohler

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Intergenerational Transfers in the Era of HIV/AIDS: Evidence from Rural Malawi, Iliana V. Kohler, Hans-Peter Kohler, Philip Anglewicz, and Jere R. Behrman

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Estimating Smoking-attributable Mortality in the United States, Andrew Fenelon and Samuel H. Preston

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International Trade Openness and Gender Gaps in Pakistani Labor Force Participation Rates Over 57 Years, Asma Hyder and Jere R. Behrman

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Is the High Level of Obesity in the United States Related to Its Low Life Expectancy?, Samuel H. Preston and Andrew Stokes

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From Shame to Game in One Hundred Years: A Macroeconomic Model of the Rise in Premarital Sex and its De-Stigmatization, Jesus Fernández-Villaverde, Jeremy Greenwood, and Nezih Guner

Papers from 2010

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Financial Literacy, Schooling, and Wealth Accumulation, Jere R. Behrman, Olivia S. Mitchell, Cindy Soo, and David Bravo