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PUBLICATIONS:

 

Consumption and Income Inequality and the Great Recession (2013), with Bruce Meyer, American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings, 103(3): 178-83.

Winning the War: Poverty from the Great Society to the Great Recession (2012), with Bruce Meyer, Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, Fall, p. 133-183.

For earlier versions see NBER Working Paper # 18718 and NBER Working Paper # 14827.

 

The Validity of Consumption Data: Are the Consumer Expenditure Interview and Diary Surveys Informative? (forthcoming), with Adam Bee and Bruce Meyer, in Improving the Measurement of Consumer Expenditures, Christopher Carroll, Thomas Crossley, and John Sabelhaus, editors. University of Chicago Press in NBER Book Series Studies in Income and Wealth.

 

Identifying the Disadvantaged: Official Poverty, Consumption Poverty, and the New Supplemental Poverty Measure (2012), with Bruce Meyer, Journal of Economic Perspectives, 26(3), Summer, 111-136.

 

Consumption and Income Poverty over the Business Cycle (2011), with Bruce Meyer. Research in Labor Economics, vol. 32, 51-82.

 

Further Evidence on Measuring the Well-Being of the Poor Using Income and Consumption (2011), with Bruce Meyer, Canadian Journal of Economics, February, 44(1), pages 52-87.

For earlier version see NBER Working Paper # 13413.

 

Changes in the Consumption, Income, and Well-Being of Single Mother Headed Families (2008), with Bruce Meyer, American Economic Review, 98(5), December, 2221-2241. Download Auxiliary Tables here.

 

Borrowing During Unemployment: Unsecured Debt as a Safety Net (2008), Journal of Human Resources, 43(2): 383-412.

 

The Relationship between Income and Material Hardship? (2008), with Leslie Turner and Sheldon Danziger, Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 27(1): 63-81.

 

Welfare Reform, Saving, and Vehicle Ownership: Do Asset Limits and Vehicle Exemptions Matter? (2006), Journal of Human Resources, 41(1): 72105.

 

The Well-Being of Single Mother Families after Welfare Reform (2005), with Bruce Meyer, Brookings Institution Policy Brief, Welfare Reform & Beyond #33.

 

The Effects of Tax and Welfare Reform: The Material Well-Being of Single Mothers in the 1980s and 1990s (2004), with Bruce Meyer, Journal of Public Economics, 88(7-8): 1387-1420.

For earlier version see NBER Working Paper # 8298.

Summary of this paper in NBER Digest.

Summary of this paper in Poverty Research News.

 

Measuring the Well-Being of the Poor Using Income and Consumption (2003), with Bruce Meyer, Journal of Human Resources, 38(S): 1180-1220.

For earlier version see NBER Working Paper # 9760.

 

WORKING PAPERS:

 

Consumption and Income Inequality in the U.S. Since the 1960s (2013), with Bruce Meyer.

 

The Material Well-Being of the Poor and the Middle Class Since 1980 (2011), with Bruce Meyer.

The Under-Reporting of Transfers in Household Surveys: Its Nature and Consequences, with Bruce Meyer and Wallace Mok.

Also available as NBER Working Paper # 15181.

 

 

WORK IN PROGRESS:

 

Consumption and Income Poverty for Those 65 and Over, with Bruce Meyer.

 

Under-reporting, Take-up, and the Distributional Effects of the Food Stamp Program, with Bruce Meyer.

 

Economic Well-Being and Time Use, with Bruce Meyer.

 

Income and Consumption Volatility over Time, with Bruce Meyer.

 

 

         

         

 

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