I am sharing data and replication files I wrote for an article published in 2016 by John V. Winters titled, “Is economics a good major for future lawyers? Evidence from earnings data,” here on my blog. The replication files are at the bottom of this page. This is the first time I’ve produced and shared replication files, but over the next year, I hope to add replication files for an additional 10-15 more previously published studies.
The studies that I will replicate will serve as the basis for a book I am planning, which will narrate a statistical portrait of social life in America in the 21’st century. My goal is for the book to be both timely and interesting to mainstream readers, as well as educational and thought-provoking for students and practitioners. Topics I plan to discuss include: migration and citizenship; education, training and jobs; housing, transportation and family life. The final chapter will document the carbon footprint of all Americans, which is one of the consequences of the striving for a better life that is the central driving force behind the statistics and stories presented earlier in the book.