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Class Notes: Verbal and math skills’ roles in college attainment, mandatory waiting periods for abortions, and more

29 days ago

By Beyond Deng, Richard V. ReevesThis week in Class Notes:

Verbal skills play a much greater role than math skills in explaining college enrollment and graduation.
Female-headed rural families have smaller housing cost burdens than urban households, but more difficulty using government assistance for housing challenges.
Tennessee’s mandatory waiting period for abortions led to more second-trimester abortions but fewer abortions overall.
This week’s top chart suggests the record number of voluntary quits show workers are seeking better jobs.
Peter Coy argues that employers should stop relying on college degree attainment for middle-skill jobs, in this week’s choice opinion.
Check out our new piece on why a near universal and unconditional child tax credit should be a part of the

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Class Notes: Minimum wage and worker productivity, maternal well-being and the safety net, and more

October 22, 2021

By Beyond Deng, Richard V. ReevesThis week in Class Notes:

More generous tax credits improve mental health and reduce smoking and heavy drinking among single mothers, but higher SNAP benefits have the opposite effect.
Piece-rate workers in Florida increased their productivity following an increase in the state minimum wage.
The common finding of a drop in the share of couples where the wife earns a little more than the husband is explained in Finland by a high proportion of co-working spouses with identical earnings.
This week’s top chart shows how the Tulsa Race Massacre had persistent negative impacts on Black Tulsans’ home ownership rates.
Ross Douthat argues for family policy that is more generous but without neglecting marriage, employment, or households that do not use day

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Class Notes: Community college and upward mobility, food insecurity among US health workers, and more

October 8, 2021

By Beyond Deng, Richard V. ReevesThis week in Class Notes:

Two-year community colleges in Texas provide net upwards mobility, but still divert students away from immediate four-year entry.
Intergenerational social mobility rates are much lower with corrections for measurement and sampling errors, especially for Black Americans.
Low-wage health care workers were up to five times more likely to be food insecure than other health care professionals.
This week’s top chart shows that, in Germany, women’s wages drop by 35% more than men after losing their job and the gap is still visible five years later.
In this week’s choice opinion, Allison Schrager argues that the lag in male college enrollment should prompt more investment in alternative routes for men to thrive in the economy.

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Class Notes: LGBTQ economics, Black extended family networks, and more

September 10, 2021

By Beyond Deng, Richard V. ReevesThis week in Class Notes:

Adult children and women play the crucial role in Black extended family networks.
The wage premium of lesbian women has declined over time.
More immigrant students in schools has no effect on their native-born peers and some positive impact on their own wellbeing.
This week’s top chart shows that the gender pay gap for business majors is driven in part by the greater risk tolerance of men.
Michael Strain argues for a focus on expanding the supply of child care rather than subsidizing demand, in this week’s choice op-ed.
Check out our latest piece on how to improve the fortunes of America’s working class.
For your calendar: virtual events exploring how systemic racism impacts health outcomes, how to ensure high-quality

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