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Pennsylvania: Degrees of Value
This report on Pennsylvania’s 14-university State System, which serves more than 100,000 students, shows a 10-percent increase in the number of Bachelor’s degrees awarded between 2009 and 2014. The analysis reveals that ...
Failure to Launch: Structural Shift and the New Lost Generation
Failure to Launch includes an analysis of labor force participation, employment, and earnings for young adults in their 20s and older adults in their 50s, 60s, and 70s between 1980 and 2012.
Six Million Missing Jobs: The Lingering Pain of the Great Recession
The economy continues to add jobs at a steady pace and the Federal Reserve Board is considering its first interest rates hike since the beginning of the recession. Six Million Missing Jobs: The Lingering Pain of the Great ...
The Impact of Trade Liberalisation on Household Welfare in a Developing Country with Imperfect Labour Markets
(Taylor & Francis (Routledge), 2014)
I develop an empirical methodology to assess the distributional impact of trade-induced price shocks when labour markets are imperfect. The proposed methodology relates exogenous variations in prices to changes in household ...
How the Sufficiency Minimum Becomes a Social Maximum
(Cambridge University Press, 2010)
This article argues that, under likely empirical conditions, sufficientarianism leads not to an easily achievable duty to maintain a social minimum but to the onerous duty of maintaining a social maximum at the sufficiency ...
Iran and Regional Security Dynamics in the Middle East: Trends and Prospects
(International Studies Journal, 2012)
For some time now, observers of the international relations of the Middle East have tried to decipher emerging security dynamics in the region in the aftermath of the US invasion and occupation of Iraq. Clearly, the Iraq ...
Iranian Shi’ism under Debate
More than two decades after its victory, Iran’s Islamic revolution has resulted in profound theoretical and theological consequences for Shiite political thought. This unfolding discourse especially as represented by the ...
Iranian National-Security Debates: Factionalism and Lost Opportunities
Iran’s national-security policy is a victim of the factional debates and disagreements that characterize the Islamic Republic’s political system. ¬¬There are currently three main factions in Iran — the radicals, the ...
Islamic Law of Paternity between Classical Legal Texts and Modern Contexts: From Physiognomy to DNA Analysis
(Oxford University Press, 2014)
This paper investigates the extent to which reliance on DNA analysis for paternity verification conflicts with the Islamic law of paternity. More particularly, it seeks to examine the extent to which DNA testing can be ...
The 20% Solution: Selective Colleges Can Afford to Admit More Pell Grant Recipients
A majority of Pell Grant recipients attend open-access colleges with low graduation rates (49%) even though thousands are qualified to attend selective colleges with high graduation rates (82%). The 20% Solution: Selective ...