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Evelyn Lehrer, PhD

Professor Emerita



Building & Room:

710 UH


601 S Morgan St.

Office Phone:

(312) 413-2363



Ph.D., Northwestern University, 1978

Fields of Interest :

Economic Demography, Economics of Religion


Selected Publications

“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(4):707-726.

“On Marriage-Specific Human Capital: Its Role as a Determinant of Remarriage” with Carmel Chiswick (1990). Journal of Population Economics 3(3): 193-213.

Notable Honors

2000, Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching, CBA

1997, Teaching Recognition Award, CETL