“Everybody’s worried about stopping terrorism. Well, there is a really easy way: stop participating in it.” – Noam Chomsky Abstract According to the Wikipedia, the English word “terror“, just like the French “terreur”, derives from that Latin word “terrere” and means to fright, alarm, anguish, fear, panic. Indeed, we all fear terrorism that is the more and more part of our life. But do we understand the global picture? Who attacks who, where and why? Why do we see the more and more suicide attacks? This study focuses on answering these questions… Read More
The impact of individual characteristics on the length of life in India – Oaxaca-Blinder decomposition, Logit model
Abstract This study estimates the impact of social status, education and average life standards on the length of life by analyzing India’s mortality statistics in 2009 for two states, Uttarakhand and Bihar. Using several estimation methods such as MCO, GLM and Logit regressions, furthermore the Oaxaca-Blinder decomposi- tion, we find that education, electricity and the access to toilet significantly raises the length of life. We also find that members of the scheduled tribes live shorter, and this difference cannot be explained by differences between the average value of the two groups’ characteristics.