Frontiers in Social and Behavioral Science features new research in the flagship journals of the Social Science Research Council’s founding disciplinary associations. Every month we publish a new selection of articles from the most recent issues of these journals, marking the rapid advance of the frontiers of social and behavioral science.
Firms’ adoption of efficiency-enhancing software with large fixed costs may increase market concentration, leading to decreases in both productivity and the returns from R&D investments.
An instrumental variable design indicates that UN peacekeeping missions with democracy promotion mandates are positively correlated with the quality of democracy in host countries, with a larger relationship for civilian than for uniformed personnel.
Analysis of intercounty migration flows from 2011 to 2015 reveal that fewer people migrate between counties with dissimilar political contexts, levels of urbanization, and racial compositions.
Building on the randomization inference literature, the authors develop a framework that clarifies alternative randomization (or quasi-randomization) tests and their applications.
Ethnographic fieldwork in Saint Petersburg, Russia between 2015 and 2016 explored practices of gift exchange between low-income Muslim women.
Analysis of expert testimony filed before the court of the Justicia Civil in Valencia in the 1440s illustrates the use of enslaved women as objects of medical study.
Longitudinal analysis of 117,252 participants in the U.K. Biobank over a 10-year period indicates that the onset of eye disease was followed by increases in anxiety disorders among middle-aged and older adults.