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Worth the Wait? The Effect of Early Term Birth on Maternal and Infant Health, with Melanie Guldi. Forthcoming, Journal of Policy Analysis and Management. 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.



The Incidental Fertility Effects of School Condom Distribution Programs, with Dan Hungerman. Also available as NBER working paper w22322. Revise and resubmit, Journal of Policy Analysis and Management.

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

Fertility is a Leading Economic Indicator, with Dan Hungerman and Steven Lugauer.

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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