Government assistance can be expensive, but a new study shows that some programs more than pay for themselves.
Seema JayachandranTaxpayers often make a profit from social programs that help young adults and kids — because the beneficiaries then earn more, pay more taxes, and need less aid. One more reason not to cut social programs even when budgets are strained. My NYT column.
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Higher pay for employees has improved service and productivity in department stores and nursing homes. These findings have direct implications for the current pandemic, an economist says.
Seema JayachandranNew evidence that raising the minimum wage can boost workforce productivity. That means that paying workers more need not come at the cost of fewer jobs or lower profits. Consumers win too. My column in the NYT.
(April 2010) - This study uses the malaria-eradication campaigns in the United
States (circa 1920) and in Brazil, Colombia, and Mexico (circa 1955)
to measure how much childhood exposure to malaria depresses
labor productivity. The campaigns...
Seema Jayachandran@NWPapageorge Hoyt Bleakley's paper, "Malaria Eradication in the Americas: A Retrospective Analysis of Childhood Exposure." Published in AEJ Applied in 2010.
Seema JayachandranThe YouTube link will be posted on the conference website sometime in July.
This webpage also lists the 8 projects on Covid-19 and gender-based violence that received grants from the NBER Gender group.
Weekly confirmed COVID-19 cases on any given date measures the change in confirmed cases over the previous seven days; e.g. the figure for 19th May measures the change in confirmed cases from 13th to 19th May.