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Fixing the Leaky Pipeline: Strategies for Making Economics Work for Women at Every Stage. The Journal of Economic Perspectives. 33(1): 43-60. 2019.

The Incidental Fertility Effects of School Condom Distribution Programs, with Dan Hungerman. Journal of Policy Analysis and Management. 37(3): 464-492, Summer 2018. Click here for NBER working paper version, w22322.

Maternal Socio-Economic Status and the Well-Being of the Next Generation(s). The Oxford Handbook of Women and the Economy, ed. Susan L. Averett, Laura M. Argys, and Saul D. Hoffman. New York: Oxford University Press. 2018. Also available as IZA working paper #10714.

Worth the Wait? The Effect of Early Term Birth on Maternal and Infant Health, with Melanie Guldi. Journal of Policy Analysis and Management. 36(4): 748-772. Fall 2017. Click here for IZA working paper version, #10082.

The Effect of College Education on Mortality, with Andreas Hagemann, Ofer Malamud, Melinda Morrill, and Abigail Wozniak. Journal of Health Economics. 50: 99-114. December 2016. Formerly "The Effect of College Education on Health," NBER working paper No. w19222 and IZA working paper #6659.

Prenatal Investments, Breastfeeding, and Birth Order. With Shawna Kolka. Social Science & Medicine. 118: 66-70. October 2014.

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): w355-w367; August 8, 2006.



Fertility Trends in the United States, 1980-2017: The Role of Unintended Births , with Melanie Guldi and Lucie Schmidt. Click here for NBER working paper, w25521.

Is Fertility a Leading Economic Indicator?, with Dan Hungerman and Steven Lugauer. Click here for NBER working paper, w24355.

The Long-Run Effects of Childhood Exposure to Prohibition: Evidence from County-Level Policies, with Joseph Price.

Retail Clinics and Children's Health, with Madeleine Organ.

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



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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