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125: What exactly is public in a public good game? A lab-in-the-field experiment Downloads
Pietro Battiston, Simona Gamba, Matteo Rizzolli and Valentina Rotondi
124: When the market drives you crazy: Stock market returns and fatal car accidents Downloads
Corrado Giulietti, Mirco Tonin and Michael Vlassopoulos
123: Paying for what kind of performance? Performance pay and multitasking in mission-oriented jobs Downloads
Daniel Jones, Mirco Tonin and Michael Vlassopoulos
122: Discration and Supplier Selection in Public Procurement Downloads
Audinga Beltrunaite, Cristina Giorgiantonio, Sauro Mocetti and Tommaso Orlando
121: Do Electoral Rules Matter for Female Representation? Downloads
Paola Profeta and Eleanor Woodhouse
120: Unlocking the black box of life satisfaction surrounding childbearing Downloads
Arnstein Aassve, Francesca Luppi and Letizia Mencarini
119: The Impact of Gynecologists' Conscientious Objection on Access to Abortion in Italy Downloads
Tommaso Autorino, Francesco Mattioli and Letizia Mencarini
118: Inequality, Privatization and Democratic Institutions in Developing Countries Downloads
Lidia Ceriani, Simona Scabrosetti and Francesco Scervini
117: Italian happy parents In Twitter Downloads
Letizia Mencarini, Delia Irazú Hernández-Farías, Mirko Lai, Viviana Patti, Emilio Sulis and Daniele Vignoli
116: Legislative Activity and Private Benefits: A Natural Experiment in New Zealand Downloads
Massimo Morelli, Moritz Osnabrügge and Matia Vannoni
115: Trustlab Italy: a New Dataset for the study of Trust, Family Demography and Personality Downloads
Arnstein Aassve, Letizia Mencarini, Francesco Chiocchio, Francesco Gandolfi, Arianna Gatta and Francesco Mattioli
114: Is the Impact of Employment Uncertainty on Fertility Intentions Channeled by Subjective Well-Being? Downloads
Daniele Vignoli, Letizia Mencarini and Giammarco Alderotti
113: Comparing models for sequence data: prediction and dissimilarities Downloads
Raffaella Piccarreta, Marco Bonetti and Stefano Lombardi
112: Adolescents’ risk perception on health of drug use: a European comparative analysis Downloads
Nicoletta Balbo, Andrea Bonanomi and Francesca Luppi
111: Goals and Gaps: Educational Careers of Immigrant Children Downloads
Michela Carlana, Eliana La Ferrara and Paolo Pinotti
109: Mobile Money and School Participation: Evidence from Low Income Countries Downloads
Valentina Rotondi and Francesco Billari
108: Broadband Internet, Digital Temptations, and Sleep Downloads
Francesco Billari, Osea Giuntella and Luca Stella
107: Optimal Redistributive Income Taxation and Efficiency Wages Downloads
Thomas Aronsson and Luca Micheletto
106: The Impact of Unemployment on Child Maltreatment in the United States Downloads
Dan Brown and Elisabetta De Cao
103: The Rational Public? Internal Migration and Collective Opinion about the European Union Downloads
Anne Marie Jeannet
102: Political Distrust in Europe: the Impact of Immigration and the Global Economic Crisis Downloads
Anne Marie Jeannet
101: Do rich parents enjoy children less? Downloads
Marco Le Moglie, Letizia Mencarini and Chiara Rapallini
100: Political Contributions and Public Procurement: Evidence from Lithuania Downloads
Audinga Beltrunaite
98: The Work-Family Balance: Making Men and Women Happy Downloads
Francesca Luppi, Letizia Mencarini and Sarah Grace See
97: New research guidelines for living standards, consumer baskets, and prices in Madrid and Mexico Downloads
Andrés Calderón-Fernández, Héctor García-Montero and Enrique Llopis-Agelán
96: Income inequality and redistribution in the aftermath of the 2007-2007 crisis: the US case Downloads
Vanda Almeida
95: Social Mobility and Higher-Education Policy Downloads
Elise Brezis and Joel Hellier
94: Origins and implications of family structure across Italian provinces in historical perspective Downloads
Graziella Bertocchi and Monica Bozzano
93: The Cultural Drivers of Subjective Well-Being Downloads
Pierluigi Conzo, Arnstein Aassve, Giulia Fuochi and Letizia Mencarini
92: Gender Quotas: Challenging the Boards, Performance and the Stock Market Downloads
Giulia Ferrari, Valeria Ferraro, Paola Profeta and Chiara Pronzato
91: Female employment and pre-kindergarten: On the unintended effects of an Italian reformAbstract: We theoretically show that when mothers need to buy childcare services not only if they work but also if they want to search actively for a job, a reduction in the price of childcare will increase their likelihood of searching but may decrease their willingness to accept a job offer and therefore lower employment. We test these predictions empirically by means of a Regression Discontinuity design and find that the introduction in Italy of pre-kindergarten, a much cheaper alternative to day care for 2-year-old children, increased both participation in the labour market and employment of mothers of eligible children. This effect was driven largely by a significant decrease in the stated reservation wage. For a full evaluation of the policy we finally provide evidence that pre-kindergarten did not affect children’s cognitive development as measured at second grade. Length: 56 pages Downloads
Francesca Carta and Lucia Rizzica
90: Grandparental Availability for Child Care and Maternal Employment: Pension Reform Evidence from Italy Abstract:In this paper, we exploit pension reform-induced changes in retirement eligibility requirements to assess the role of grandparental child care availability in the employment of women who have children under 15. We focus on Italy for two reasons: first, it has low rates of female employment and little formal child care provision, and second, it has undergone several pension reforms in a relatively short time span. Our analysis shows that, among the women studied, those whose own mothers are retirement eligible have a 13 percent higher probability of being employed than those whose mothers are ineligible. The pension eligibility of maternal grandfathers and paternal grandparents, however, has no significant effect on the women’s employment probability. We also demonstrate that the eligibility of maternal grandmothers mainly captures the effect of their availability for child care. Hence, pension reforms, by potentially robbing households of an important source of flexible, low-cost child care, could have unintended negative consequences for the employment rates of women with children. Length: 45 pages Downloads
Massimiliano Bratti, Tommaso Frattini and Francesco Scervini
89: Politico-Economic Regimes And Attitudes: Female Workers Under State-Socialism Abstract: This paper investigates the extent to which attitudes are affected by political regimes and government policies. We focus on female attitudes toward work and gender-role attitudes in the population at large, which have been shown to have significant effects on labor market outcomes. We exploit the imposition of state-socialist regimes across Central and Eastern Europe, and their efforts to promote women’s economic inclusion, for both instrumental and ideological reasons, presenting evidence from two different datasets. First, we take advantage of the German partition into East and West after 1945 and unique access to restricted information on place of residence to implement a spatial regression discontinuity design. We find more positive attitudes toward work in the sample of East German women. We also find evidence that increased female access to higher education and fulltime employment, arguably two of the very few positive aspects of living under state-socialism, may have served as channels for regime influence. Second, we employ a difference-in-differences strategy that compares attitudes formed in Central and Eastern European countries (CEECs) and Western European Countries (WECs), before and after the imposition of state socialism in CEECs. Gender-role attitudes formed in CEECs during the state socialist period appear to be significantly less traditional than those formed in WECs Downloads
Pamela Campa and Michel Serafinelli
88: Anti-discrimination Legislation and the Efficiency-Enhancing Role of Mandatory Parental Leave Downloads
Spencer Bastani, Tomer Blumkin and Luca Micheletto
87: Schooling, skills, and self-rated health: A test of conventional wisdom on the relationship between educational attainment and health Downloads
Naomi Duke and Ross Macmillan
86: The nutritional status of manufacturing workers and craftsmen in central Spain in the eighteenth century Abstract: This article analyzes the relative level and evolution of the net nutritional status of manufacturing workers and craftsmen born in the last third of the eighteenth century in central Spain. It uses the anthropometric and occupational data included in the records of the general conscription carried out during the Napoleonic invasion. The findings are interpreted in light of the recent contributions made regarding the evolution of the economy and industrial products of central Spain during the second half of the eighteenth century. Significant differences can be observed between the different professions and economic sectors, largely explained by income levels, a possible selection for some occupations in accordance with physical characteristics, and access to animal proteins. Furthermore, the data also reveal an overall decrease in height and an increase in inequality between professions during the period Downloads
Hector Garcia-Montero
84: Italian Famines: An overview (ca. 1250-1810) Downloads
Guido Alfani, Luca Mocarelli and Donatella Strangio
82: Famines in late Medieval and Early Modern Italy: A test for an advanced economy Downloads
Guido Alfani
81: The UK International Tax Agenda for Business and the impact of the OECD BEPS project Downloads
Richard Collier and Giorgia Maffini
80: Racial Discrimination in Local Public Services: A Field Experiment in the US Downloads
Corrado Giulietti, Mirco Tonin and Michael Vlassopoulos
79: Long-term Trends in Wealth Inequality in Catalonia, 1400-1800: Initial Results Downloads
Héctor García-Montero
78: Peers’ Composition Effects in the Short and in the Long Run: College Major, College Performance and Income Downloads
Massimo Anelli and Giovanni Peri
77: Optimal Wage Redistribution in the Presence of Adverse Selection in the Labor Market Downloads
Spencer Bastani, Tomer Blumkin and Luca Micheletto
76: Corporate Tax Incentives and Capital Structure: Empirical Evidence from UK Tax Returns Downloads
Michael Devereux, Giorgia Maffini and Jing Xing
75: Information and Women's Intentions: Experimental Evidence about Child Care Downloads
Vincenzo Galasso, Paola Profeta, Chiara Pronzato and Francesco Billari
74: Tax structure and macroeconomic performance Downloads
Giampaolo Arachi, Valeria Bucci and Alessandra Casarico
73: La distribuzione della proprietà nella Lucchesia del tardo Medioevo (sec. XIV-XV) Downloads
Francesco Ammannati
72: Land Reform and Violence: Evidence from Mexico Downloads
Tommy Murphy and Martín Rossi
71: Dinamiche di lungo periodo della disuguaglianza in Italia settentrionale: una nota di ricerca Downloads
Guido Alfani and Matteo Di Tullio
70: Economic inequality and poverty in the very long run: The case of the Florentine State Downloads
Guido Alfani and Francesco Ammannati
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