Researchers in the Barcelona GSE community have written several widely-read articles on CEPR’s policy portal, VoxEU.
Joan Costa-Font, Sergi Jiménez-Martín, and Cristina Vilaplana Prieto investigate the impact of the Spanish universal caregiving allowance (SAAD) on the supply of informal caregiving and on intergenerational transfers within households.
A new study by Lídia Farré, Francesco Fasani, and Hannes Mueller suggests that an increase in the unemployment rate, caused by the collapse of the Spanish construction sector, led to a drastic increase in mental disorders.
Christopher Hansman, Jonas Hjort, and Gianmarco Leon explore the unintended health consequences of piecemeal regulations that ignore firm’s responses to new incentives by looking at the case of the 2009 Peruvian industrial fishing sector reform.
Married couples are healthier than singles. New work by Nezih Guner, Yuliya Kulikova and Joan Llull seeks to determine the direction of causality by exploiting panel data. (This post first appeared on VoxEU.org)
When migrants enter a new country, do they bring their family planning practices with them? Looking at birth certificate data, Libertad Gonzalez shows that some immigrant populations known to have son-biased birth ratios in their home country also have biased birth ratios in Spain.