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Costs and consequences of abortions to women and their households: A cross-sectional study in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
(Oxford University Press, 2015)
Little is known about the costs and consequences of abortions to women and their households. Our aim was to study both costs and consequences of induced and spontaneous abortions and complications. We carried out a ...
Personality and marital surplus
(Springer Open, 2012-10-09)
This paper uses data from the German Socio-economic Panel Study to examine the effect of personality traits on the formation and dissolution of domestic partnerships. Selection into marriage is associated with distinctly ...
Do non-enforceable contracts matter? Evidence from an international lab experiment
Many verifiable contracts are impossible or difficult to enforce. This applies to contracts among family and friends, contracts regulating market transactions, and sovereign debt contracts. Do such non-enforceable contracts ...
Benchmarking health system performance across districts in Zambia: A systematic analysis of levels and trends in key maternal and child health interventions from 1990 to 2010
(BioMed Central, 2015-04-02)
Background Achieving universal health coverage and reducing health inequalities are primary goals for an increasing number of health systems worldwide. Timely and accurate measurements of levels and trends in key health ...
Inequity in the use of physician services in Norway before and after introducing patient lists in primary care
(BioMed Central, 2011-06-15)
Background: Inequity in use of physician services has been detected even within health care systems with universal coverage of the population through public insurance schemes. In this study we analyse and compare inequity ...
Wrong schools or wrong students? The potential role of medical education in regional imbalances of the health workforce in the United Republic of Tanzania
(BioMed Central, 2010-02-26)
Background The United Republic of Tanzania, like many other countries in sub-Saharan Africa, faces a human resources crisis in its health sector, with a small and inequitably distributed health workforce. Rural areas and ...
Is cannabis a gateway to hard drugs?
The gateway hypothesis proposes that use of cannabis directly increases the risk of consuming hard drugs. We test this controversial, but influential, hypothesis on a sample of cannabis users, exploiting a unique set of ...
Worried sick? Worker responses to a financial shock
Excessive sickness absence may hurt productivity and put a strain on public finances. One explanation put forward for increasing absence rates is that a tougher labour market represents a health hazard. A competing hypothesis ...
Protocol for the SEED-trial: Supported Employment and preventing Early Disability
(BioMed Central, 2016-07-15)
Background: Early withdrawal or exclusion from the labor market leads to significant personal and societal costs. In Norway, the increasing numbers of young adults receiving disability pension is a growing problem. While ...
The evolving role of marriage: 1950–2010
(Princeton University Press, 2015)