Call for Papers: JHR Special Issue on Causes and Consequences of Child Mental Health

Child mental health is one of the most important aspects of human capital development, and many mental health disorders first

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Living Longer? Personality, Education, and Realized Human Potential Helps

Does education extend lives? This is still debated because more educated people generally differ from less educated people in many

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Does Tap Water Improve Children’s Cognitive Development?

Diseases associated with poor access to tap water are among the leading causes of death in children under five. Less

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Why Do Children Born to Teenage Mothers Have Worse Lifetime Outcomes?

Children born to teenage mothers have worse outcomes—poorer health, less schooling, and lower earnings in adulthood. However, the cause of

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How Does Depression Influence Risk-Taking?

Reduced productivity from depression and anxiety costs more than US$1 trillion each year globally. Less understood are the impacts on

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Welcome New JHR Editor, Anna Aizer

The Journal of Human Resources is pleased to welcome Anna Aizer as editor. Anna Aizer is Professor of Economics and

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Do Cesarean Sections Affect Children’s Health?

In recent decades there has been increasing concern about the rise in cesarean sections. This commonly performed surgery saves lives,

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French Women in the Workforce and World War I—A Watershed Moment or a Parenthesis?

During World War I, 8 million French men were drafted, and 1.3 million of them died in combat. As a

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Is This Worth My Time? How Does Locus of Control Affect Workers’ Training Choices?

Work-related training allows workers to improve their skills and stay up-to-date, but many workers do not regularly participate. Marco Caliendo,

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Activation Programs—Do They Help Young People with Poor Labor Market Prospects Find Work?

In 2008, Sweden introduced a new “activation” program, the Youth Job Guarantee (YJG), to help unemployed youth find jobs though

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