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January 31, 2021

Physical mobility under stay-at-home orders: A comparative analysis of movement restrictions between the U.S. and Europe

Evans Authors: Dafeng Xu

Xu, D. (2021). Economics & Human Biology.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, both the U.S. and Europe have issued movement restrictions with the exception of visits to essential services, including groceries and pharmacies. The effects of movement restrictions on physical mobility in the U.S. and Europe are compared. Findings suggest that movement restrictions appear to be less effective in the U.S., which have…

November 30, 2020

Identifying Ethnic Occupational Segregation

Evans Authors: Dafeng Xu

Xu, D., & Zhang, Y. (2020). Journal of Population Economics.

Many studies consider occupational segregation among the immigrant population from a given birth country, which ignores potential ethnic heterogeneity within an immigrant population and may underestimate occupational segregation. Employing a machine learning method, the authors identify ethnic origins among Russian-born immigrants in the early twentieth century USA—then a major immigrant population with a high degree…

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