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Early gender gaps among university graduates

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.

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New research on the impact of gold prices on baby girls' survival in India

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.

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Masterclass on integrating genetics and social sciences

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

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Religion and abortion: The role of politician identity

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

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How India’s bridal dowry tradition leads to missing women

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

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Next Director of EUROMOD announced

Matteo Richiardi appointed as Professor of Economics and will take over as Director of EUROMOD from Professor Holly Sutherland in the autumn