Working Papers

This paper studies the impact of changing trends in female labor supply on productivity, TFP growth and aggregate business cycles.

We use a unique data set of linked birth records from Florida to analyze the intergenerational transmission of health at birth by parental gender.

We construct and estimate a model of child development in which both the parents and children make investments in the child’s skill development.

This paper investigates gender differentials in citations of articles published in two journals specialized in Demographic Economics, a field that has traditionally attracted relatively large numbers of women researchers.

The black-white differences in marriages in the US are striking. While 83% of white women between ages 25 and 54 were ever married in 2006, only 56% of black women were: a gap of 27 percentage points.

Individual life expectancies are easy to calculate from individual mortality rates and provide useful summary measures for individuals making retirement decisions and for policy makers.

We first document three stylized facts about marriage and fertility in East Asian societies: They have the highest marriage rates in the world, but the lowest total fertility; they have the lowest total fertility, but almost all married women have at least one child.

We use a unique dataset to analyze marriage and union patterns of the European nobility from the 1500s to the 1800s.

The American family underwent important transformations in the last decades. Mating patterns changed, college graduates and high earners marry with each other more and more frequently.

Using a randomized control trial, we examine whether offering adolescent girls non-material resources – specifically, negotiation skills – can improve educational outcomes in a low-income country.