Shoshana Neuman
Research Fellow

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Neuman Shoshana Neuman is a Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics at Bar-Ilan University (Israel). A specialist in Labour Economics and the Economics of Education. Her major areas of research lie in the economics of discrimination and segregation; evaluation of vocational education; immigration; the economics of religion; and more recently also health economics
She has been (among many other professional activities) a consultant to the World Bank (1988), the Director of the Economics Research Institute (1993-97), a Director of the Board of Directors of the United Mizrahi Bank (1994-95), the vice-chair of the Department of Economics (1995-97), the chairperson of the Department of Economics (2003-2005) and a Research Fellow with the Labour Economics Programme of the Center for Economic Research Policy (CEPR, since 1996). She served on numerous national and international committees and organized several international conferences.
Shoshana Neuman is the author of over 50 scientific papers in international academic journals and a frequent reviewer for international journals and research foundations. She published in journals such as: JPE, Journal of Labor Economics, The Journal of Human Resources, JEBO, The Journal of Population Economics, The European Economic Review, and Economic Inquiry (to name a few). With Jacques Silber she edited special issues of the Journal of Econometrics and of Research on Economic Inequality.
She received many research grants and awards. Two large-scale projects were funded the European Union.
Shoshana is married with six children. Her oldest daughter finished her Ph.D. in Health Economics, which led to the opportunity to work on joint papers.
Shoshana Neuman joined IZA as Research Fellow in October 1999.
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IZA World of Labor article: Are immigrants healthier than native residents?
IZA Discussion Papers:
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9338  Amelie F. Constant
Teresa García-Muñoz
Shoshana Neuman
Tzahi Neuman
A "Healthy Immigrant Effect" or a "Sick Immigrant Effect"? Selection and Policies Matter
8754  Amelie F. Constant
Teresa García-Muñoz
Shoshana Neuman
Tzahi Neuman
Micro and Macro Determinants of Health: Older Immigrants in Europe
8750  Shoshana Neuman
Job Quality in Segmented Labor Markets: The Israeli Case
8529  Teresa García-Muñoz
Shoshana Neuman
Tzahi Neuman
Health Risk Factors among the Older European Populations: Personal and Country Effects
7683  Pablo Brañas-Garza
Antonio M. Espín
Shoshana Neuman
Effects of Religiosity on Social Behaviour: Experimental Evidence from a Representative Sample of Spaniards
6384  Teresa García-Muñoz
Shoshana Neuman
Is Religiosity of Immigrants a Bridge or a Buffer in the Process of Integration? A Comparative Study of Europe and the United States
(revised version published as 'Bridges or Buffers? Motives behind Immigrants' Religiosity' in: IZA Journal of Migration, 2013, 2:23. A different revised version published as 'Immigration-Religiosity Intersections at the Two Sides of the Atlantic: Europe and the United States' in: Constant A. and Zimmermann K. (eds.), International Handbook on the Economics of Migration, 2013, Eward Elgar Publishing [journal version])
4980  Ronen Bar-El
Teresa García-Muñoz
Shoshana Neuman
Yossi Tobol
The Evolution of Secularization: Cultural Transmission, Religion and Fertility Theory, Simulations and Evidence
(published in: Journal of Population Economics, 2013, 26 (3), 1129-1174)
3287  Pablo Brañas-Garza
Teresa García-Muñoz
Shoshana Neuman
The Big Carrot: High Stake Incentives Revisited
(published in: Behavioral Decision Making, 2010, 23, 288-313)
3251  Pablo Brañas-Garza
Teresa García-Muñoz
Shoshana Neuman
Unravelling Secularization: An International Study
(revised version, published as: 'Determinants of Disaffiliation: An International Study', in: Religions, 2013, 4(1), 166-185)
3238  Einat Neuman
Shoshana Neuman
Reference-Dependent Preferences and Loss Aversion: A Discrete Choice Experiment in the Health-Care Sector
(published in: Judgment and Decision Making, 2008, 3(2), 162-173)
2727  Einat Neuman
Shoshana Neuman
Agency in Health-Care: Are Medical Care-Givers Perfect Agents?
(published in: Applied Economic Letters, 2009, 16 (13-15), 1355-1360)
2335  Ana Rute Cardoso
Shoshana Neuman
Adrian Ziderman
Wage Mobility in Israel: The Effect of Sectoral Concentration
(published in: Journal of Labor Research, 2010, 31 (2), 146-161)
2192  Pablo Brañas-Garza
Shoshana Neuman
Is Fertility Related to Religiosity? Evidence from Spain
(revised version published as 'Is Fertility Indeed Related to Religiosity? A Note on: 'Marital Fertility and Religion in Spain, 1985 and 1999' ' in: Population Studies, 2007, 60 (2), 219-224)
2183  Pablo Brañas-Garza
Shoshana Neuman
Intergenerational Transmission of 'Religious Capital': Evidence from Spain
(published in: Revista Internacional de Sociologia, 2011, 69 (3), 649-677 in English)
2028  Einat Neuman
Shoshana Neuman
Explorations of the Effect of Experience on Preferences: Two Health-Care Case Studies
(revised version published as 'Explorations of the effect of experience on preferences for a health-care service' in: Journal of Socio-Economics, 2010, 39 (3), 407-419)
1362  Shoshana Neuman
Ronald L. Oaxaca
Wage Differentials in the 1990s in Israel: Endowments, Discrimination, and Selectivity
(published in: International Journal of Manpower, 2005, 26(3), 217-236)
1357  Shoshana Neuman
Adrian Ziderman
Intermittent Employment: Work Histories of Israeli Men and Women, 1983-1995
868  Pablo Brañas Garza
Shoshana Neuman
Analyzing Religiosity Within an Economic Framework: The Case of Spanish Catholics
(published in: Review of Economics of the Household, 2004, 2, 5-22)
709  Leif Danziger
Shoshana Neuman
Delays in Renewal of Labor Contracts: Theory and Evidence
(published in: Journal of Labor Economics, 2005, 23(2), 341-372)
348  Shoshana Neuman
Adrian Ziderman
Can Vocational Education Improve the Wages of Minorities and Disadvantaged Groups? The Case of Israel
(published in: Economics of Education Review, 2003, 22(4), 421-432)
89  Shoshana Neuman
Aliyah to Israel: Immigration under Conditions of Adversity
(published in: Zimmermann, Klaus F. (ed.), European Migration: What Do We Know, 2005, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 459-506)