Explores gaps in financial knowledge and the overall state of financial literacy of college students.
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Recent Labor & Population Releases
The Big Lift Implementation Study: Final Report June 25, 2018
The Big Lift is a preschool to third grade collective impact initiative in San Mateo County, California, that tackles third grade reading achievement. This report is part of an evaluation of the initiative and examines collective impact stratetigies and components of the Big Lift. It serves as the final report for the implementation study that focused on the collective impact design of the initiative and the Big Lift activity pillars.
Analyzes how Social Security Disability Insurance application behavior was affected by iClaim, a 2009 innovation that streamlined the online application process.
Bridge to Opportunities: How One Probation Agency Developed a Program Designed to Connect Probationers to High-Wage Jobs May 25, 2018
This report summarizes findings from a case study of a program intended to improve the earning potential of probationers in Sacramento County, California, by training them in construction trades and connecting them to high-wage employers. Using a qualitative approach, the authors describe how the program evolved and was delivered; identify implementation barriers and facilitators; and highlight perceived program successes and shortcomings.
Recommends a two-step synthetic control method which allows for estimation of a specification with interactive fixed effects which nests more traditional additive fixed effects models.
Strict Duality and Overlapping Productivity Distributions between Formal and Informal Firms May 16, 2018
Develops a multi-industry general equilibrium model where entrepreneurs within each industry can decide to operate formally or informally.
What They Say and What They Do: Comparing Physical Activity Across the USA, England and the Netherlands May 2, 2018
Self-reported data showed only minor differences in physical activity across the Netherlands, England, and US. However, accelerometer data showed that Americans were significantly less active than the Dutch or English.
Medical Care Spending and Labor Market Outcomes: Evidence from Workers' Compensation Reforms May 2, 2018
Following workers' compensation reforms in California, workers with low back injuries received less medical care, leading to an 8% drop in post-injury earnings relative to other injured workers. These results suggest that medical spending can impact health and that health affects labor outcomes.
Dementia Prevalence in the United States in 2000 and 2012: Estimates Based on a Nationally Representative Study April 27, 2018
The prevalence of dementia in the U.S. among those 65 or older decreased between 2000 and 2012, although less rapidly than reported in other studies.
This paper explores the utility of two prominent psychological variables - cognitive ability and personality - as predictors, while also substantially expanding the detail with which retirement pathways can be characterized.