Visiting scientist (and former Harvard Bell Fellow) Onur Altindag, PhD, is an author on a new working paper that sets out to quantify the mental health effects experienced by those aged 65 years and older during a period of strict curfew imposed by the Turkish government in response to Covid-19.
Researchers affiliated with the Harvard Pop Center, including Director Lisa Berkman, have published a study that looks at the impact of the Medicaid expansion on subjective well-being among low-income and general adult U.S. populations. Self-perceived measures of happiness, sadness, worry, stress, and life satisfaction did not appear to be impacted by the increased access to … Continue reading “A population-level look at subjective well-being after the 2014 Affordable Care Act Medicaid expansion”
According to a working paper authored by recent Harvard Bell Fellow Onur Altindag and his colleagues, the Syrians refugees that flowed into Turkey had a positive impact on its informal economy, particularly on smaller firms and those in the construction and hospitality industries.
A working paper co-authored by by Bell Fellow Onur Altindag, PhD, shows that the massive influx of approximately three million Syrians into Turkey brought about only a modest drop in support for the AKP (the ruling Justice and Development party) and a statistically insignificant impact on election outcomes. The discussion paper is produced by IZA Institute … Continue reading “How does Syrian refugee influx influence voting behavior and election outcomes in Turkey?”
Harvard Bell Fellow Onur Altindag, PhD, is co-author of a paper published in the American Journal of Public Health that reveals significant demographic differences between minors who seek an abortion through a judicial bypass and those who have parental consent in Arkansas, the only state that provides such data at the individual level. For the … Continue reading “A closer look at minors’ use of U.S. courts to bypass parental consent when seeking an abortion”