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
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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