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Adoption Subsidies and Placement Outcomes for Children in Foster Care. The Journal of Human Resources. 48(3): 596-627. Summer 2013.

Selection and the Marriage Premium for Infant Health, with Joseph Price. Demography. 50(4): 1315-1339. August 2013.

Season of Birth and Later Outcomes: Old Questions, New Answers, with Dan Hungerman. The Review of Economics and Statistics. 95(3): 711-724. July 2013. Click here for NBER Working Paper version.

Infertility Insurance Mandates and Multiple Births. Health Economics. 22(7): 775-789. July 2013.

Birth Spacing and Sibling Outcomes, with Elizabeth Munnich. The Journal of Human Resources. 47(3). Summer 2012. Data and programs for all results in the paper are posted here.

Changing the Price of Marriage: Evidence from Blood Test Requirements, with Melanie Guldi and Joseph Price. The Journal of Human Resources, 46(3): 539-567. Summer 2011. Data and programs for all results in the paper are posted here.

Understanding the Returns to Delayed Childbearing for Working Women. American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings 98 (2): 403-407. May 2008.

Geographic Variation in the Appropriate Use of Cesarean Delivery. Joint with Katherine Baicker and Amitabh Chandra. Health Affairs 25 (5): w355w367; August 8, 2006.



The Effect of College Education on Mortality, with Andreas Hagemann, Ofer Malamud, Melinda Morrill, and Abigail Wozniak. Formerly "The Effect of College Education on Health," NBER working paper No. w19222 and IZA working paper #6659. Under review.

Prenatal Investments, Breastfeeding, and Birth Order, with Shawna Kolka. Under review.

Stopping the Biological Clock: Infertility Treatments and the Career-Family Tradeoff.



The Incidental Fertility Effects of School Condom-Distribution Programs, with Dan Hungerman.

The Santa Clara County Intensive Preschool (SCCIP) Study, with William Evans, Nicole McNeil, and James Sullivan.

Birth Spacing and Adolescent Risky Behaviors, with Elizabeth Munnich.



Coming to America: The Economic Impact of Undocumented Workers in South Bend. This study was conducted with a team of Notre Dame undergraduates in the summer of 2007. It is published in the Notre Dame political science journal Beyond Politics.






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