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WP 2020_03 Addiction is socially engineered exploitation of natural biological vulnerability

Posted On January 21, 2020
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ABSTRACT: Interdisciplinary study of addiction is facilitated by relative unification of the concept. What should be sought is not formal unification through literal analytic definition, which would undermine practical flexibility within disciplines and intervention practices. However, leading controversies around whether addiction should be conceived as a ‘disease’, and over whether… more »

WP 2020_01 Cross-Program Differences in Returns to Education and the Gender Earnings Gap

Posted On January 6, 2020
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ABSTRACT: University programs differ in their gender earnings gaps, that is, the difference between the subsequent earnings of the program’s male and female enrollees. A program could have a positive gender earnings gap because it attracts higher-ability men than women (a selection effect) or because it increases the earnings of… more »