Sandra Black
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY. Professor of Economics. Research focuses on the role of early life experiences on the long-run outcomes of children, as well as issues of gender and discrimination.

How Does Wealth Beget Wealth? Evidence from Sweden

August 4, 2020

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The Issue:

Wealthy parents tend to raise children who grow up to be wealthy, just as children whose parents have few assets are likely to possess little wealth in adulthood. However, little is known about the extent to which this relationship is determined genetically, by environmental

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What Happened To Women’s Rising Participation in the Workforce?

December 6, 2017

The Issue:

For decades, the share of women who are employed was steadily rising in the United States, contributing to economic growth and serving as a countervailing force to a slow decline in the share employed among men. In recent years however, the upward trend among women has reversed: Labor force participation

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Rules, Regulations, and Social Benefits

March 8, 2017

The Issue:

Over 90 regulations have been delayed, suspended or reversed by federal agencies and the Republican-controlled Congress since President Trump took office. The new administration has undertaken to undo many of the rules and regulations put in place under the Obama administration. And, if the direction of ...
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