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July 2016

The Monthly Labor Review at 100—part IV: employee benefits, industries and occupations, and worker safety and health since 1980

Brian I. Baker

This final article in a series of four continues the story of the Review’s history since 1980, chronicling events in the areas of benefits, industries and occupations, and workplace safety and health.

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Book Reviews

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Are you being taken for a phool?

Richard Hernandez

Two Nobel Prize–winning economists point out that we should all be aware that advertising “phishermen” are successfully “phooling” us and we must continually be on guard against their machinations.

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Beyond BLS

Long may they live: cities and neighborhoods over the centuries

Edith Baker

How natural geographic advantages, human geography, and the human geography of the past contribute to the rise (or fall) of neighborhoods, cities, and regions.

The effect of the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion on health insurance coverage in 2014

Richard Works

Private insurance coverage increased largely for those with incomes below the threshold for Medicaid eligibility as a result of the individual mandate.

Does the place you grew up in shape your future as an entrepreneur? Evidence from Italy

Yavor Ivanchev

Economists find an association between an adolescent’s geographic location and his or her entrepreneurial future.

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