Ph.D., Northwestern University, 1978
Fields of Interest :
Economic Demography, Economics of Religion
“Marital Instability in the United States: Trends, Driving Forces, and Implications for Children” with Yeon Jeong Son (2018). Pp. 75-96 in Susan L. Averett, Laura M. Argys and Saul D. Hoffman (eds.) The Oxford Handbook on the Economics of Women. New York: Oxford University Press. Available on line as IZA Discussion paper 10503.
"Religion, Human Capital Investments and the Family in the United States." (2011) Pp. 39-56 in Rachel M. McCleary (ed.) The Oxford Handbook of the Economics of Religion, Oxford University Press. Available on line as IZA Discussion paper 4279.
“Age at Marriage and Marital Instability: The Becker-Landes-Michael Hypothesis Revisited,” (2008). Journal of Population Economics 21(2):463-484
“Religion as a Determinant of Economic and Demographic Behavior in the United States” (2004). Population and Development Review, 30(04):707-726.
“The Impact of Children on Married Women's Labor Supply: Black-White Differentials Revisited,” (1992). Journal of Human Resources, 27 (3): 422-44.
"On Marriage-Specific Human Capital: Its Role as a Determinant of Remarriage" with Carmel Chiswick (1990). Journal of Population Economics 3(3): 193-213.
Current Research Interests:
The economics of union formation and dissolution
The role of religion in economic and demographic behavior
Other Significant Accomplishments:
CBA Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching, 2000
Recipient of 1997 CETL Teaching Recognition Award, 1997
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