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How Does Winning the Lottery Affect Labor Supply? Evidence from Sweden

David Cesarini
Erik Lindqvist
Robert Ostling
Researchers used data on lottery winners in Sweden to determine whether receiving an influx of cash affected the labor supply decisions of winners and their spouses. They found that lottery winners reduced their labor supply, suggesting that cash transfers can have an effect on labor market outcomes...

Improving Electoral Integrity with Information and Communications Technology in Uganda

Clark Gibson
Danielle Jung
James D. Long

Researchers sent letters to polling stations announcing smartphone vote-tally audits to evaluate the impact of audits on electoral irregularities such as non-adherence to transparency regulations and falsified vote tallies. Relative to a comparison group, letters increased the number of polling...

The Impact of a Nurse Home Visiting Program on Maternal and Child Health Outcomes in the United States

Annetta Zhou
Michelle Woodford
Researchers are studying NFP’s impact on a number of outcomes, including premature births, birth spacing, child injuries, and wellbeing across a wide range of domains.