Tagged: income

Higher cigarette prices would help millions avoid poor health and extreme poverty - News

Jean Balchin Apr 12, 2018

According to a study published in the BMJ today, a significant increase in cigarette prices would aid millions of people around the world avoid poor health and extreme poverty. The study concluded that people on low incomes have the most to gain, and the researchers argue that modest action by many governments “could yield unprecedented health gains and poverty reduction.” Smoking … Read More

Small size simply isn’t the issue … - The Dismal Science

Michael Reddell Apr 12, 2018

Just yesterday I wrote, in response to a comment that My point simply was that there is no obvious correlation, in the cross section, between population size and GDP per capita (or productivity). I’m not aware of any serious observer arguing otherwise At the level of very simple correlations, I’d illustrated this lack of relationship –  whether for all … Read More

Population and real GDP per capita - The Dismal Science

Michael Reddell Apr 09, 2018

I noticed a few comments to another of my posts about possible links between population size and economic performance. My working assumption is that, on average, across all countries, there isn’t any such relationship. Apart from anything else, if there were a positive relationship –  that was more than chance –  it would suggest that two countries … Read More

Marriage, kids, and the wage gap - The Dismal Science

Paul Walker Mar 11, 2017

The career dynamics of the gender gap for graduates of the Chicago Business School, as studied by Bertrand, Goldin, and Katz (2010), illustrate a common pattern. While women and men start their careers with similar earnings, a substantial gap arises over time, and the arrival of children is a major concurrent factor in the rising earnings gap. At least in … Read More

Obesity and Income - The Dismal Science

Eric Crampton Oct 05, 2015

If we’re tallying the social costs of obesity, what should we make of this one? Obese men make more money than their slimmer counterparts, according to new research from the University of Otago’s Christchurch Health and Development Study (CHDS).The opposite can be said for women, with obese or overweight women earning less than women of average weight. They were … Read More

Does change in income and deprivation change your smoking risk? Yes, but in different directions. - Public Health Expert

Public Health Expert Sep 12, 2013

Professor Tony Blakely Everyone knows that lower socioeconomic groups are more likely to smoke.  But why?  Is it because of things like less education or more deprivation actually causing you to smoke?  Or is it other correlated things like personality?  … Continue reading → … Read More

Will students learn? - The Dismal Science

Bill Kaye-Blake Jan 24, 2013

A couple of days ago, the Government launched a new website that allows students to compare potential earnings from different university degrees. The Government said it would be a great source of information for students. Student representatives replied that it didn’t tell them anything new. A word about methodology — this data was made possible [...] … Read More

Prince or pauper? Tell Nature what you earn - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Mar 23, 2010

In a recent post about Google search suggestions for questions about scientists, I noted that one question that recurred as you tried different disciplines was how much people in that field earned. Nature are now running the 2010 edition of their international survey on science-related jobs and incomes. Let ’em know if you’re prince … Read More