More from the 1996 Borjas article on Immigration I cited yesterday. All of this should be familiar to anyone who has been reading my posts. It’s also the same findings for which I keep getting attacked in comments. The funny thing is, numbers are numbers and the results are the same whether I do the […]
George Borjas is out with a new book on immigration. It’s title, “We Wanted Workers” comes from a comment by a Swiss playwright which translates roughly as “we wanted workers but we got people instead.” I am swamped and haven’t gotten to Borjas’ book yet (truth to tell – there is a lot of stuff […]
It is four years from now. A lot has changed. Some of the changes have been positive, some negative. What are the changes that in retrospect were the most impactful but also should have been among the most obvious a day or two after Thanksgiving 2016?
Here is the introduction to an interesting paper. It covers some similar to ground to some of my recent and upcoming posts but uses data on immigrant groups to Denmark: Stereotypes, that is, people’s beliefs about groups1, are often assumed to be exaggerated and inaccurate (Jussim, 2012). However, whether this is so is rarely examined. […]
In the wilderness, far from anyone else, a shepherd and his flock come across a den of starving wolf cubs. A couple of days earlier, the shepherd found the body of an adult female wolf. The female wolf was probably the cubs’ mama, and it looked like it had gotten killed by a bear. The small […]
This story has been widely reported: Earlier research has shown that girls who experience trauma are more likely to go on to develop PTSD than boys. Why this should be the case is another question awaiting an answer. A team of researchers recently set out to investigate potential reasons behind this gender difference in more […]
I have taken down this post because there was an error in the data. Thanks to reader Mike B for spotting it. My apologies to readers. I am embarassed.
In my last post, I looked at the top ten immigrant groups by country of origin to the US, ranked by their per capita income in the US. In this post, I want to look at the bottom ten countries. Here’s some information on those countries (data sources mentioned at the bottom of the post): […]