BREAD Working Paper No. 501, February 2017

Impact of Violent Crime on Risk Aversion: Evidence from the Mexican Drug War Ryan Brown, Verónica Montalva, Duncan Thomas, Andrea Velásquez Abstract Whereas attitudes towards risk are thought to play an important role in many decisions over the life-course, factors that affect those attitudes are not fully understood. Using longitudinal survey data collected in Mexico before […]

BREAD Working Paper No. 502, February 2017

Adult Mortality Five Years after a Natural Disaster Jessica Y. Ho, Elizabeth Frankenberg, Cecep Sumantri, Duncan Thomas Abstract Exposure to extreme events has been hypothesized to affect subsequent mortality because of mortality selection and scarring effects of the event itself. We examine survival at and in the five years after the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake […]

BREAD Working Paper No. 511, February 2017

Mexicans in America María Eugenia Genoni, Gabriela Farfan, Luis Rubalcava, Graciela Teruel, Duncan Thomas, Andrea Velasquez Abstract Using data from the Mexican Family Life Survey (MxFLS), we establish the feasibility and value-added to science of tracking international migrants in a population-representative longitudinal survey. The MxFLS baseline, conducted in 2002, is representative of all Mexicans living in Mexico. […]

BREAD Working Paper No. 569, June 2018

On the Long Term Effects of the 1918 U.S. Influenza Pandemic Ryan Brown, Duncan Thomas Abstract Using the 1918 Spanish influenza pandemic, Almond (2006) concludes that in utero exposure to maternal health insults has a large, negative impact on socio-economic status that reaches well into adulthood. A key assumption underlying this research is that birth […]