CPI Research

Exposure to environmental stressors is highly prevalent and unequally distributed along socioeconomic lines and may have enduring negative consequences, even when experienced before birth.

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Date:
August, 2018
Author:
Florencia Torche

Because of racially disproportionate imprisonment rates, the literature on mass incarceration has focused on the labor market consequence of imprisonment and the implications of those effects for racial inequality.

Date:
July, 2018
Author:
David J. Harding, Jeffrey D. Morenoff, Anh P. Nguyen, Shawn D. Bushway

Does taxing the rich lead to migration of top income earners? In principle, barriers to migration for the wealthy are low, suggesting that even small changes to top tax rates might set off tax flight.

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Date:
July, 2018
Author:
Charles Varner, Cristobal Young, Allen Prohofsky

The growth of the “gig” economy generates worker flexibility that, some have speculated, will favor women. We explore this by examining labor supply choices and earnings among more than a million rideshare drivers on Uber in the U.S. We document a roughly 7% gender earnings gap amongst drivers.

Date:
June, 2018
Author:
Cody Cook, Rebecca Diamond, Jonathan Hall, John A. List, Paul Oyer

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly food stamps) is one of the most important elements of the social safety net. Unlike most other safety net programs, SNAP varies little across states and over time, which creates challenges for quasi-experimental evaluation.

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Date:
June, 2018
Author:
Erin T. Bronchetti, Garret S. Christensen, Hilary W. Hoynes

The manner in which social categories combine to produce inequality lies at the heart of scholarship on social stratification.

Date:
June, 2018
Author:
David S. Pedulla

This article combines tax, survey, and national accounts data to estimate the distribution of national income in the United States since 1913.

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Date:
May, 2018
Author:
Thomas Piketty, Emmanuel Saez, Gabriel Zucman

Drawing on data from the American Community Survey, we compare patterns of assortative mating in first marriages, remarriages, and mixed-order marriages.

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Date:
April, 2018
Author:
Zhenchao Qian, Daniel T. Lichter

Chetty et al. (2014b) show that children from low-income families achieve higher adult incomes, relative to those from higher income families, in some commuting zones (CZs) than in others. I investigate whether children’s educational outcomes help to explain the between-CZ differences.

Date:
April, 2018
Author:
Jesse Rothstein

This paper uses quarterly county-level data to examine the relationship between opioid prescription rates and employment-to-population ratios from 2006–2014.

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Date:
March, 2018
Author:
Janet Currie, Jonas Y. Jin, Molly Schnell

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