About the Authors

Thomas A. Hirschl


Affiliation Department of Development Sociology, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, United States of America

Mark R. Rank

Affiliation Herbert S. Hadley Professor of Social Welfare, George Warren Brown School of Social Work, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: TAH MRR. Performed the experiments: TAH. Analyzed the data: TAH MRR. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: TAH. Wrote the paper: TAH MRR.