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Evaluation of Jamaica's PATH Conditional Cash Transfer Programme
This paper summarizes the findings of an evaluation of the Programme of Advancement through Health and Education (PATH), a conditional cash transfer programme implemented by the Government of Jamaica. We find that PATH was ...
More Than Just Race: A Rejoinder
Red, Blue, and the Flu: Media Self-Selection and Partisan Gaps in Swine Flu Vaccinations
(John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 2011)
This study assesses the relationship between political partisanship and attitudes and behavior with respect to the Swine Flu crisis of 2009 in general, and the U.S. mass vaccination program in particular. I argue that even ...
"Way Down in the Hole": Systemic Urban Inequality and The Wire
(University of Chicago Press, 2011)
The Wire is set in a modern American city shaped by economic restructuring and fundamental demographic change that led to widespread job loss and the depopulation of inner-city neighborhoods. While the series can be viewed ...
The Obama Administration's Proposals to Address Concentrated Urban Poverty
Poverty and Program Participation among Immigrant Children
(Brookings Institution Press, 2011)
Researchers have long known that poverty in childhood is linked with a range of negative adult socioeconomic outcomes, from lower educational achievement and behavioral problems to lower earnings in the labor market. But ...
Rethinking the Federal Bias Toward Homeownership
(U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, 2011)
The most fundamental fact about rental housing in the United States is that rental units are overwhelmingly in multifamily structures. This fact surely reflects the agency problems associated with renting single-family ...
More Than Just Race: A Response to William Darity, Jr. and Mark Gould
(Cambridge University Press, 2011)
I welcome the opportunity to respond to two extensive and provocative review essays of my book, More Than Just Race: Being Black and Poor in the Inner City. An author seldom gets the chance to reply to reviews in the same ...
Patient Cost-Sharing and Hospitalization Offsets in the Elderly
(American Economic Association, 2009)
In the Medicare program, increases in cost sharing by a supplemental insurer can exert financial externalities. We study a policy change that raised patient cost sharing for the supplemental insurer for retired public ...
Skills, Schools, and Credit Constraints: Evidence from Massachusetts
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press, 2010)
Low college enrollment rates among low-income students may stem from a combination of credit constraints, low academic skill, and low-quality schools. Recent Massachusetts data allow the first use of school district fixed ...