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Evelyn Lehrer, PhD

Professor Emerita and Director of Undergraduate Studies



Building & Room:

710 UH


601 S Morgan St.

Office Phone Voice:

(312) 413-2363

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Selected Publications

Religion, Economics, and Demography: The Effects of Religion on Education, Work, and the Family. Routledge Press, 2009.

“Age at Marriage and Marital Instability: The Becker-Landes-Michael Hypothesis Revisited,” Journal of Population Economics 21(2):463-484, 2008.

“Religion as a Determinant of Economic and Demographic Behavior in the United States” in Population and Development Review, 30(04):707-726, 2004.

“The Economics of Divorce,” Pp. 55-74 in Shoshana-Shechtman (ed.) Marriage and the Economy: Theory and Evidence from Industrialized Societies.  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003.

“The Determinants of Marital Stability: A Comparative Analysis of First and Higher Order Marriages,” Research in Population Economics, 8:91-121, 1996.

“The Impact of Children on Married Women’s Labor Supply: Black-White Differentials Revisited,” Journal of Human Resources, 27 (3): 422-444, 1992.

“The Three Avenues to a Registered Nurse License: A Comparative Analysis,” with William White and Wendy Young,  Journal of Human Resources, 26(2), 1991.

Notable Honors

2000, Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching, CBA

1997, Teaching Recognition Award, CETL


PhD, Northwestern University, 1978

Professional Memberships

Member of Editorial Board, Social Science Research

Research Currently in Progress

The economics of union formation and dissolution, Determinants of female labor supply behavior, The role of religion in economic and demographic behavior