Research Alerts

Discrimination and Well-Being - Stephen Wood
Discrimination adversely affects employees’ well-being and the strength of this depends on the source of the discrimination. Recent theory of workplace aggression suggests that aggression from members of the organisation will have a greater impact on well-being than if it from outsiders.
The Effect of Violence on Birth Outcomes: Evidence from Homicides in Rural Brazil - Martin Foureaux Koppensteiner & Marco Manacorda
This paper uses microdata from Brazilian vital statistics natality and mortality data between 2000 and 2010 to estimate the impact of in-utero exposure to local violence -measured by homicide rates- on birth outcomes.
Prices and social behavior: A study of adult smoking in Canadian Aboriginal Communities - Jesse Matheson
This paper provides the first estimates of tobacco price elasticity for adults in Canada's Aboriginal communities, distinguishing between two price effects: the direct effect, reflecting individual reaction to a price change, and the indirect effect, whereby price influences the individual by changing community smoking behavior.
Household food insecurity, use and measurement - Jesse Matheson
Household food insecurity is experienced when there is uncertainty regarding, or a disruption in, food intake or eating patterns by at least one member of a household due to financial constraints. Food insecurity provides a unique measure of a household’s physical and socio-economic lack of well-being. For more than a decade in Canada and the US, representative population surveys such as the Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS) and the Current Population Survey have included a Household Food Security Survey Module (HFSSM). Recently published work by Jesse Matheson (Department of Economics) demonstrates the use of this measure and provides guidance for collection of food insecurity information.

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