In their blog for the LSE Business Review, MiSoC’s Matthias Parey, with colleagues Jens Ruhose (IZA), Fabian Waldinger (LSE) and Nicolai Netz (DZHW) investigate the migration patterns of high-skilled workers and find that they respond to economic incentives.
Mind will look at links between mental health and housing and the Family Childcare Trust will look at childcare costs and availability on a local level, in new research projects using data from the UK household longitudinal study
In a recent blog for the Centre for Economic Policy Research’s VoxEU, MiSoC’s Matthias Parey and MiSoC Research Associate Marco Francesconi investigate the gender pay gap by exploring the recent experience of university graduates in Germany soon after their graduation.
Recent government figures put India’s sex ratio at birth at 900 girls per 1,000 boys during 2013–15. Professor Sonia Bhalotra’s study looks into the tradition of bridal dowry and follows the price of gold to unpick changes in India’s baby girl birth rate over decades.
Understanding Society is delighted to welcome Professor Daniel Benjamin, Director of the Behavioural and Health Genomics Center, University of Southern California, and Co-Director of the Social Science Genetic Association Consortium, to lead a London Masterclass on integrating genetics and the social sciences
In a column for Ideas for India, Professor Sonia Bhalotra and her colleagues Irma Clots-Figueras of Universidad Carlos III de Madrid and Lakshmi Iyer of the University of Notre Dame introduce their new research paper which examines whether the religious identity of legislators influences abortion rates in the districts in which they are elected, conditional upon their party affiliation
In a new discussion paper for the Centre for Economic Policy Research, Professor Sonia Bhalotra and her colleagues Abhishek Chakravarty of the University of Manchester and Selim Gulesci of Bocconi University investigate how the financial burden of dowry expectation contributes to the sex ratio imbalance in India
United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research, the EUROMOD team at the Institute for Social and Economic Research and the Instituto de Altos Estudios Nacionales invite researchers to submit papers for an international conference on 5-6 July 2018 in Quito, Ecuador.
In a blog for CLOSER, Annette Jäckle cautions that before we rush headlong into adopting new technologies to help with survey data collection we need to recognise and address the new challenges they bring with them