Tuesday, October 23, 2018
The Remarkable Fall in Global Poverty
Back in 1990, the World Bank defined an "absolute poverty" line. It was based on the actual poverty lines as chosen by the governm...
Monday, October 22, 2018
Global Alcohol Markets
Markets for beer, wine and spirits offer can patterns of broad cultural interest--and for the college teacher, may serve to attract the atte...
Friday, October 19, 2018
Insights Into the Dramatic Rise in Pre-Marriage Cohabitation
If you go back 70 years, the share of women and men living together before marriage was under 1%. If you go back 50 years, it was less than...
Thursday, October 18, 2018
Do Remittances Help Growth? A Lebanon Story
Remittances are money sent back to a home country by emigrants. On a global basis, remittances to developing countries topped $400 billion i...
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Canada Legalizes Marijuana: What's Up in Colorado and Oregon?
Canada became the second country to legalize recreational use of marijuana today. The first was Uruguay, back in 2013. However, t he Urug...
Friday, October 12, 2018
Why is Labor Force Participation Falling for Prime-Age Males?
For economists, "prime-age" refers to the ages between 25-54, which is post-school and pre-retirement for most workers. Didem Tüze...
Thursday, October 11, 2018
Primary Care: Expanding the Role of Nurse Practitioners
For most of us, most of the everyday health care we get is from a primary care doctor. But there's a limited number of primary care doct...
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