Do Conscription and Military Service Lead to More Incarcerations?

It is not uncommon for the media to link veterans’ war experience to postwar crime offenses. But does wartime military

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If You Want Intergenerational Mobility, Regulation Matters

It is not uncommon that children follow the same career as their parents. But why? This might be attributed to

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Does the Minimum Wage Reduce Between- and Within-Group Inequality?

The minimum wage has been introduced and expanded in many countries to lift the wages of the lowest paid workers.

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School Meals at Scale Improve Learning, Especially for the Most Vulnerable Children

Globally, 388 million children participate in school meal programs. Research has shown that providing meals can improve children’s school participation

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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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