Found 4 article(s) for author 'Social Policy'

How Social Policy Contributes to the Distribution of Population Health: The Case of Gender Health Equity

How Social Policy Contributes to the Distribution of Population Health: The Case of Gender Health Equity. Jason Beckfield, July 4, 2017, Paper, “In this study we aimed to analyze gender health equity as a case of how social policy contributes to population health. We analyzed three sets of social-investment policies implemented in Europe and previously hypothesized to reduce gender inequity in labor market outcomes: childcare; active labor market programs; and long-term care. Methods: We use 12 indicators of social-investment policies from the OECD Social Expenditure Database, the OECD Family Database, and the Social Policy Indicators’ Parental Leave Benefit Dataset.Link

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Reducing Inequality and Poverty in America

Reducing Inequality and Poverty in America. Martin Feldstein, August 23, 2016, Opinion, “With a new American president and Congress taking office just six months from now, the time has come to rethink the government’s programs aimed at helping the poor. The current election season has reflected widespread concern about the issue of inequality. Reducing poverty, rather than penalizing earned success, is the right focus for dealing with it.” Link

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Productivity and Selection of Human Capital with Machine Learning

Productivity and Selection of Human Capital with Machine Learning. Michael Luca, Sendhil Mullainathan, 2016, Paper. “Economists have become increasingly interested in studying the nature of production functions in social policy applications, Y = f(L, K), with the goal of improving productivity. For example what is the effect on student learning from hiring an additional teacher, ∂Y/∂L, in theory (Lazear, 2001) or in practice (Krueger, 2003)? What is the effect of hiring one more police officer (Levitt, 1997)?Link

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David Laibson: Behavioural Economics and Public Policy Design (Parts 1 & 2 – Civil Service College, Singapore)

David Laibson: Behavioural Economics and Public Policy Design (Parts 1 & 2 – Civil Service College, Singapore). David Laibson, July 30, 2013, Video. “Professor David Laibson discusses how behavioural economics (BE) has helped policymakers design policy interventions that are more effective and behaviourally compatible. Using examples from Randomized Controlled Trials (RCTs), Professor Laibson illustrates how this rigorous tool can be used to estimate the net effects and impact of policy interventions and help establish the cause and effect of policy interventions and outcomes. RCTs can further…” Link verified August 21, 2014

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