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Demand for a Jury Trial and the Selection of Cases for Trial
(Journal of Legal Studies, 2006)
This paper uses a unique data set to examine how parties in civil litigation choose whether to demand a jury trial or to waive this right and whether trial forum influences the probability of trial versus settlement. ...
Teen Smoking Behavior and the Regulatory Environment
(Duke Law Journal, 1998)
Professor Hersch argues that most state regulations aimed at fighting teen smoking have had little or no effect. She provides evidence that despite widespread age restrictions on purchasing tobacco, most teens do not ...
The Economics of Home Production
(Southern California Review of Law & Women's Studies, 1997)
The composition of the labor force has changed dramatically since 1960. In 1960, only one-third of the labor force participants were female. However, since the 1960s, the labor force rates of men have declined, from 83.3% ...
Housework, Wages, and the Division of Housework Time for Employed Spouses
(American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings, 1994)
While the popular press may have declared housework passe with the advent of the two-income household (see "Housework is Obsolescent" by Barbara Ehrenreich  for one such example), the facts indicate that housework ...
The Impact of Nonmarket Work on Market Wages
(American Economic Review: Papers and Proceedings, 1991)
Male-Female Differences in Hourly Wages: The Role of Human Capital, Working Conditions, and Housework
(Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 1991)
This study uses a new data set from a 1986 survey of workers to examine simultaneously the wage effects of human capital, household responsibilities, working conditions, and on-the-job training. The analysis suggests that ...
Profiling the New Immigrant Worker: The Effects of Skin Color and Height
(Journal of Labor Economics, 2008)
Using data from the New Immigrant Survey 2003, this paper shows that skin color and height affect wages among new lawful immigrants to the U.S. controlling for education, English language proficiency, occupation in source ...
Education Match and Job Match
(The Review of Economics and Statistics, 1991)
Using a new data set, this paper gives evidence in support of the intuitive notion that overqualified workers are less satisfied with their jobs and are more likely to quit. However, training time is inversely related to ...
Allocation of Time and Human Energy and Its Effects on Productivity
(Applied Economics, 1985)
The supply of effort on the job has been virtually ignored as a component of the effective supply of labour. Typically, labour supply models assume the worker chooses the utility-maximizing number of hours to supply on the ...
The New Labor Market for Lawyers: Will Female Lawyers Still Earn Less?
(Cardozo Women's Law Journal, 2003)
To examine the magnitude and source of the gender pay disparity among lawyers, this paper uses data from a large national survey reporting individual information for 1990 and 1993 on a wide array of work related and personal ...