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Evelyn Lehrer  

Director of Undergraduate Studies
Ph.D., Northwestern University, 1978
Phone: (312) 413-2363 Fax: (312) 996-3344

Fields of Interest:
Economic Demography, Labor Economics, Economics of Religion

Selected Research:
Religion, Economics, and Demography: The Effects of Religion on Education, Work, and the Family. Routledge Press, 2009.

“Age at Marriage and Marital Instability: The Becker-Landes-Michael Hypothesis Revisited,” Journal of Population Economics 21(2):463-484, 2008.

“Religion as a Determinant of Economic and Demographic Behavior in the United States” in Population and Development Review, 30(04):707-726, 2004.

“The Economics of Divorce,” Pp. 55-74 in Shoshana-Shechtman (ed.) Marriage and the Economy: Theory and Evidence from Industrialized Societies.  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003.

“The Determinants of Marital Stability: A Comparative Analysis of First and Higher Order Marriages,” Research in Population Economics, 8:91-121, 1996.

“The Impact of Children on Married Women's Labor Supply: Black-White Differentials Revisited,” Journal of Human Resources, 27 (3): 422-444, 1992.

“The Three Avenues to a Registered Nurse License: A Comparative Analysis,” with William White and Wendy Young,  Journal of Human Resources, 26(2), 1991.

Current Research Interests:
The economics of union formation and dissolution

Determinants of female labor supply behavior

The role of religion in economic and demographic behavior

Other Significant Accomplishments:
CBA Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching, 2000

Recipient of 1997 CETL Teaching Recognition Award, 1997

Member of Editorial Board,  Social Science Research.

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