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  1. Content type: Original article

    This paper examines how peer quality within distinct college majors affects graduation rates and major persistence. To mitigate the selection problem, we control for school-specific fixed effects, as well as v...

    Authors: Marc Luppino and Richard Sander

    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor Economics 2015 4:4

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    This paper reviews the role of locus of control in the labor market. I begin with a discussion of the conceptual origins of locus of control, including its relationship to related concepts such as self-efficac...

    Authors: Deborah A Cobb-Clark

    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor Economics 2015 4:3

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  3. Content type: ORIGINAL ARTICLE

    This paper shows that job loss is associated with a fall in subjective well-being (SWB). It then looks at how this change in SWB predicts job search and unemployment duration. The findings suggest that those w...

    Authors: Dimitris Mavridis

    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor Economics 2015 4:2

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  4. Content type: Original article

    The Current Population Survey is used to investigate effects of Common Law Marriage (CLM) on whether young US-born adults live in couples in the US CLM effects are identified through cross-state and time varia...

    Authors: Shoshana Grossbard and Victoria Vernon

    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor Economics 2014 3:16

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  5. Content type: Original article

    We model consumption and labor supply behavior of a couple in a non-cooperative setting. Using minimal assumptions, we prove that demand for public goods is characterized by three regimes. It is either determi...

    Authors: Jan Boone, Karen van der Wiel, Arthur van Soest and Frederic Vermeulen

    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor Economics 2014 3:11

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  6. Content type: Original article

    Access to selective universities is highly coveted because of the perception that attending one provides opportunities otherwise difficult to obtain. To broaden access to the state’s flagship universities in a...

    Authors: Lindsay Daugherty, Paco Martorell and Isaac McFarlin Jr

    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor Economics 2014 3:10

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  7. Content type: Original article

    We show that information revealed by the occupation choices of spouses predicts marital dissolution. Using a novel measure of occupational distance constructed from the O*Net Content Model, we find that spouse...

    Authors: Ben Van Kammen and Scott J Adams

    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor Economics 2014 3:9

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  8. Content type: Original article

    This paper investigates the role of productivity as a determinant of the worker’s retirement intentions. Using an overlapping generation framework, we analyze the retirement decision of a cohort of workers bei...

    Authors: Pierre-Jean Messe, Eva Moreno-Galbis and Francois-Charles Wolff

    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor Economics 2014 3:8

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  9. Content type: Original article

    Proposition 209 banned the use of racial preferences in admissions at public colleges in California. We analyze unique data for all applicants and enrollees within the University of California (UC) system befo...

    Authors: Peter Arcidiacono, Esteban Aucejo, Patrick Coate and V Joseph Hotz

    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor Economics 2014 3:7

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  10. Content type: Original article

    We investigate whether nonprofit and for-profit entrepreneurs share similar observable and unobservable skills. In JLE 23:649-680, 2005 ‘Jacks-of-all-Trades’ model of entrepreneurship, individuals with more di...

    Authors: Insoo Cho and Peter F Orazem

    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor Economics 2014 3:4

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  11. Content type: Original article

    The great majority of studies on the effect of school quality on academicoutcomes do not take account of changes in student choices concerning effortif school quality, e.g. class size, changes. We show that em...

    Authors: Martin Browning and Eskil Heinesen

    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor Economics 2014 3:2

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  12. Content type: Original article

    We investigate the relationship between early school-leaving and parental education and paternal income using UK Labour Force Survey data. OLS estimation reveals modest effects of income, stronger effects of m...

    Authors: Arnaud Chevalier, Colm Harmon, Vincent O’ Sullivan and Ian Walker

    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor Economics 2013 2:8

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  13. Content type: Original article

    We estimate impacts on earnings and employment of the two primary adult workforce support and training programs under the U.S. Workforce Investment Act (WIA) using administrative data on 160,000 participants f...

    Authors: Carolyn J Heinrich, Peter R Mueser, Kenneth R Troske, Kyung-Seong Jeon and Daver C Kahvecioglu

    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor Economics 2013 2:6

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  14. Content type: Original article

    We document and attempt to explain the recent decline in employment dynamics in the U.S. We have four major empirical findings. First, each measure exhibits a “stair step” pattern, with the declines concentrat...

    Authors: Henry R Hyatt and James R Spletzer

    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor Economics 2013 2:5

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  15. Content type: Original article

    A standard object of empirical analysis in labor economics is a modified Mincer wage function in which an individual’s log wage is a function of education, experience, and race. We analyze this approach in a c...

    Authors: Dan A Black, Natalia Kolesnikova, Seth G Sanders and Lowell J Taylor

    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor Economics 2013 2:2

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  16. Content type: Original research

    We reconsider the potential for explaining inter‐industry wage differences by decomposing those differences into parts due to individual and employer heterogeneity, respectively. Using longitudinally linked em...

    Authors: John M Abowd, Francis Kramarz, Paul Lengermann, Kevin L McKinney and Sébastien Roux

    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor Economics 2012 1:7

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  17. Content type: Research

    At the private university we analyze, the gap between white and black grade point averages falls by half between the students' freshmen and senior year. This outcome could suggest that affirmative action polic...

    Authors: Peter Arcidiacono, Esteban M Aucejo and Ken Spenner

    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor Economics 2012 1:5

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  18. Content type: Research

    This paper uses data from the German Socio-economic Panel Study to examine the effect of personality traits on the formation and dissolution of domestic partnerships. Selection into marriage is associated with...

    Authors: Shelly Lundberg

    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor Economics 2012 1:3

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