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Postal address:University of Wisconsin, Chancellor's office 161 Bascom Hall 500 Lincoln Drive Madison, WI 53706
Workplace:National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), (more information at EDIRC)
Institute of Labor Economics (IZA), (more information at EDIRC)
Economics Department, University of Wisconsin-Madison, (more information at EDIRC)

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Working Papers

2008

  1. The Impact of Earnings Disregards on the Behavior of Low Income Families
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (1)
    See also Journal Article in Journal of Policy Analysis and Management (2014)

2007

  1. Do State Laws Affect the Age of Marriage? A Cautionary Tale About Avoidance Behavior
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (3)

2006

  1. Exploring Gender Differences in Employment and Wage Trends Among Less-Skilled Workers
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (14)

2004

  1. POVERTY, POLICY AND PLACE: HOW POVERTY AND POLICIES TO ALLEVIATE POVERTY ARE SHAPED BY LOCAL CHARACTERISTICS
    Working Papers, Oregon State University, Rural Poverty Research Center (RPRC) Downloads View citations (4)
    See also Journal Article in International Regional Science Review (2005)

2002

  1. Can Equity and Efficiency Complement Each Other?
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (16)
    See also Journal Article in Labour Economics (2002)
  2. Evaluating Welfare Reform in the United States
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (354)
    See also Journal Article in Journal of Economic Literature (2002)
  3. U.S. Welfare Reform: What's Relevant for Europe?
    CESifo Working Paper Series, CESifo Group Munich Downloads View citations (4)
    See also Journal Article in CESifo Economic Studies (2003)

2001

  1. The Clinton Legacy for America's Poor
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (2)

2000

  1. What Causes Public Assistance Caseloads to Grow?
    JCPR Working Papers, Northwestern University/University of Chicago Joint Center for Poverty Research View citations (6)
    Also in NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (1997) Downloads View citations (50)

    See also Journal Article in Journal of Human Resources (2001)
  2. What Has Welfare Reform Accomplished? Impacts on Welfare Participation, Employment, Income, Poverty, and Family Structure
    Working Papers, RAND - Labor and Population Program View citations (85)
    Also in NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (2000) Downloads View citations (116)

1999

  1. Financial Incentives for Increasing Work and Income Among Low- Income Families
    HEW, University Library of Munich, Germany Downloads View citations (37)
    Also in NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (1999) Downloads View citations (25)
    Economics Working Papers, University of California at Berkeley (1999) Downloads View citations (52)
    JCPR Working Papers, Northwestern University/University of Chicago Joint Center for Poverty Research (1999) View citations (22)
    Department of Economics, Working Paper Series, Department of Economics, Institute for Business and Economic Research, UC Berkeley (1999) Downloads View citations (22)
  2. What Goes Up Must Come Down? Explaining Recent Changes in Public Assistance Caseloads
    JCPR Working Papers, Northwestern University/University of Chicago Joint Center for Poverty Research View citations (32)
  3. When Can Public Policy Makers Rely on Private Markets? The Effective Provision of Social Services
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (6)
    See also Journal Article in Economic Journal (2000)

1997

  1. No Easy Answers: Comparative Labor Market Problems in the United States Versus Europe
    Macroeconomics, University Library of Munich, Germany Downloads View citations (2)
    Also in Economics Working Paper Archive, Levy Economics Institute (1997) Downloads View citations (2)
  2. Social Organization and Drug Law Enforcement
    JCPR Working Papers, Northwestern University/University of Chicago Joint Center for Poverty Research

1994

  1. State Abortion Rates: The Impact of Policies, Providers, Politics, Demographics, and Economic Environment
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (10)
    See also Journal Article in Journal of Health Economics (1996)
  2. The Dynamics of Part-Time Work
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (17)

1993

  1. Evaluating the Connection Between Social Protection and Economic Flexib ility
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (13)
    See also Chapter (1994)
  2. Public Sector Growth and Labor Market Flexibility: The United States vs. The United Kingdom
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (10)
  3. When Do Women Use AFDC & Food Stamps? The Dynamics of Eligibility vs. Participation
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (61)

1991

  1. Why Were Poverty Rates So High in the 1980s?
    Economics Working Paper Archive, Levy Economics Institute Downloads View citations (1)
    Also in NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (1991) Downloads View citations (15)

1990

  1. Down and Out in North America: Recent Trends in Poverty Rates in the U.S. and Canada
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (4)

1989

  1. RECENT TRENDS IN HOUSING CONCITIONS AMONG THE URBAN POOR
    Working Papers, Princeton, Woodrow Wilson School - Discussion Paper
    Also in NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (1989) Downloads
  2. Recent Trends in Insured and Uninsured Unemployment: Is There an Explanation?
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (4)
    Also in Working Papers, Princeton University, Department of Economics, Industrial Relations Section. (1988) Downloads View citations (1)

    See also Journal Article in The Quarterly Journal of Economics (1991)

1987

  1. Disaggregating the Effect of the Business Cycle on the Distribution of Income
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads
    Also in Working Papers, Princeton University, Department of Economics, Industrial Relations Section. (1985) Downloads
  2. Why Are Wages Cyclical in the 1970's?
    Working Papers, Princeton University, Department of Economics, Industrial Relations Section. Downloads
    Also in NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (1987) Downloads

    See also Journal Article in Journal of Labor Economics (1990)

1986

  1. How Important is Welfare Dependence?
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads

1985

  1. Macroeconomics, Income Distribution, and Poverty
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (53)
  2. Simultaneously Modelling the Supply of Weeks and Hours of Work Among Female Household Heads
    Working Papers, Princeton University, Department of Economics, Industrial Relations Section. Downloads
    See also Journal Article in Journal of Labor Economics (1988)

1983

  1. An Analysis of Worker Sectoral Choice: Public vs. Private Employment
    Working Papers, Princeton University, Department of Economics, Industrial Relations Section. Downloads
  2. Welfare, Wages and Migration, An Analysis of Locational Choice by Female-Headed Households
    Working Papers, Princeton University, Department of Economics, Industrial Relations Section. Downloads View citations (1)

1976

  1. Minnesota Agricultural Economist No. 576
    Minnesota Applied Economist\Minnesota Agricultural Economist, University of Minnesota, Department of Applied Economics Downloads

Undated

  1. Is There a Trade-off between Unemployment and Inequality? No Easy Answers: Labor Market Problems in the United States versus Europe
    Economics Public Policy Brief Archive, Levy Economics Institute Downloads View citations (2)
  2. Race and Gender in the Labor Market
    IPR working papers, Institute for Policy Resarch at Northwestern University View citations (9)
    See also Chapter (1999)
  3. The Effect of the 1996 Welfare Reforms
    IPR working papers, Institute for Policy Resarch at Northwestern University

Journal Articles

2015

  1. THE WAR ON POVERTY: MEASUREMENT, TRENDS, AND POLICY
    Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 2015, 34, (3), 593-638 Downloads View citations (4)

2014

  1. The Impact of Earnings Disregards on the Behavior of Low‐Income Families
    Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 2014, 33, (1), 7-35 Downloads View citations (7)
    See also Working Paper (2008)

2009

  1. A Cautionary Tale about the Use of Administrative Data: Evidence from Age of Marriage Laws
    American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 2009, 1, (2), 128-49 Downloads View citations (18)

2008

  1. Presidential address: How to improve poverty measurement in the United States
    Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 2008, 27, (2), 233-254 Downloads View citations (37)
  2. Promoting banking services among low-income customers
    New England Community Developments, 2008, 1-7 Downloads
  3. Report of the Search Committee for the Editor of the Journal of Economic Perspectives
    American Economic Review, 2008, 98, (2), 629-29 Downloads
  4. The Changing Incidence and Severity of Poverty Spells among Female-Headed Families
    American Economic Review, 2008, 98, (2), 387-91 Downloads View citations (11)

2006

  1. Introduction
    Labour Economics, 2006, 13, (6), 665-666 Downloads View citations (1)
  2. Reviews of the 2006 Economic Report of the President
    Journal of Economic Literature, 2006, 44, (3), 662-693 Downloads
  3. Was Welfare Reform Successful?
    The Economists' Voice, 2006, 3, (4), 1-5 Downloads View citations (1)

2005

  1. An Overview of Welfare-to-Work Efforts
    ifo DICE Report, 2005, 3, (02), 03-07 Downloads
  2. Poverty, Policy, and Place: How Poverty and Policies to Alleviate Poverty Are Shaped by Local Characteristics
    International Regional Science Review, 2005, 28, (4), 441-464 Downloads View citations (13)
    See also Working Paper (2004)
  3. Tracing the Economic Impact of Cumulative Discrimination
    American Economic Review, 2005, 95, (2), 99-103 Downloads View citations (2)

2003

  1. Changes in the Distribution of Children's Family Income over the 1990's
    American Economic Review, 2003, 93, (2), 304-308 Downloads View citations (15)
  2. Selecting Among Anti-Poverty Policies: Can an Economist be Both Critical and Caring?
    Review of Social Economy, 2003, 61, (4), 447-469 Downloads View citations (4)
  3. U.S. Welfare Reform: What's Relevant for Europe?
    CESifo Economic Studies, 2003, 49, (1), 49-74 Downloads View citations (1)
    See also Working Paper (2002)

2002

  1. Can equity and efficiency complement each other?
    Labour Economics, 2002, 9, (4), 451-468 Downloads View citations (16)
    See also Working Paper (2002)
  2. Evaluating Welfare Reform in the United States
    Journal of Economic Literature, 2002, 40, (4), 1105-1166 Downloads View citations (329)
    See also Working Paper (2002)
  3. What do economists have to contribute to policy decision-making?
    The Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, 2002, 42, (5), 817-824 Downloads View citations (1)

2001

  1. Declining caseloads/increased work: what can we conclude about the effects of welfare reform?
    Economic Policy Review, 2001, (Sep), 25-36 Downloads View citations (14)
  2. What Causes Public Assistance Caseloads to Grow?
    Journal of Human Resources, 2001, 36, (1), 85-118 Downloads View citations (88)
    See also Working Paper (2000)

2000

  1. Distinguished Lecture on Economics in Government: Fighting Poverty: Lessons from Recent U.S. History
    Journal of Economic Perspectives, 2000, 14, (2), 3-19 Downloads View citations (16)
  2. Strong Employment, Low Inflation: How Has the US Economy Done So Well?
    Canadian Public Policy, 2000, 26, (s1), 175-186 Downloads View citations (1)
  3. The State of British Economics
    Economic Journal, 2000, 110, (464), F350-54 Downloads View citations (3)
  4. When Can Public Policy Makers Rely on Private Markets? The Effective Provision of Social Services
    Economic Journal, 2000, 110, (462), C34-49 Downloads View citations (18)
    See also Working Paper (1999)

1997

  1. Job creation and destruction; What employers want: Job prospects for less-educated workers; and does training for the disadvantaged work? Evidence from the national JTPA study
    Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 1997, 16, (2), 311-314
  2. Policy Watch: The 1996 Welfare Reform
    Journal of Economic Perspectives, 1997, 11, (1), 169-177 Downloads View citations (14)

1996

  1. State abortion rates the impact of policies, providers, politics, demographics, and economic environment
    Journal of Health Economics, 1996, 15, (5), 513-553 Downloads View citations (56)
    See also Working Paper (1994)
  2. When Do Women Use Aid to Families with Dependent Children and Food Stamps? The Dynamics of Eligibility Versus Participation
    Journal of Human Resources, 1996, 31, (1), 57-89 Downloads View citations (88)

1995

  1. Changes in Inequality and Unemployment over the 1980s: Comparative Cross-National Responses
    Journal of Population Economics, 1995, 8, (1), 1-21 View citations (8)
  2. Teen pregnancy: government programs are not the cause
    Feminist Economics, 1995, 1, (2), 47-58 Downloads View citations (6)

1994

  1. Policy Watch: Proposals for Time-Limited Welfare
    Journal of Economic Perspectives, 1994, 8, (4), 183-193 Downloads
  2. Short-Term Recidivism among Public-Assistance Recipients
    American Economic Review, 1994, 84, (2), 49-53 Downloads View citations (38)

1993

  1. Evaluating welfare and training programs, edited by Charles F. Manski and Irwin Garfinkel. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1992, 364 pp. Price: $39.95 cloth
    Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 1993, 12, (3), 596-599 Downloads
  2. Poverty, Income Distribution, and Growth: Are They Still Connected
    Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, 1993, 24, (2), 285-340 Downloads View citations (52)

1992

  1. Down and Out in North America: Recent Trends in Poverty Rates in the United States and Canada
    The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 1992, 107, (1), 233-254 Downloads View citations (28)

1991

  1. Recent Trends in Insured and Uninsured Unemployment: Is There an Explanation?
    The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 1991, 106, (4), 1157-1189 Downloads View citations (133)
    See also Working Paper (1989)
  2. The Effects of Double-Blind versus Single-Blind Reviewing: Experimental Evidence from The American Economic Review
    American Economic Review, 1991, 81, (5), 1041-67 Downloads View citations (103)

1990

  1. Why Are Wages Cyclical in the 1970s?
    Journal of Labor Economics, 1990, 8, (1), 16-47 Downloads View citations (14)
    See also Working Paper (1987)

1989

  1. Analyzing the length of welfare spells
    Journal of Public Economics, 1989, 39, (3), 245-273 Downloads View citations (104)
  2. The Effect of Medical Need and Medicaid on AFDC Participation
    Journal of Human Resources, 1989, 24, (1), 54-87 Downloads View citations (51)
  3. The Role of Part-Time Work in Women's Labor Market Choices over Time
    American Economic Review, 1989, 79, (2), 295-99 View citations (24)

1988

  1. Simultaneously Modeling the Supply of Weeks and Hours of Work among Female Household Heads
    Journal of Labor Economics, 1988, 6, (2), 177-204 Downloads View citations (26)
    See also Working Paper (1985)
  2. The effect of welfare and wage levels on the location decisions of female-headed households
    Journal of Urban Economics, 1988, 24, (2), 186-211 Downloads View citations (71)

1985

  1. An Analysis of Workers' Choice between Employment in the Public and Private Sectors
    ILR Review, 1985, 38, (2), 211-224 Downloads View citations (19)
  2. The impact of state economic differentials on household welfare and labor force behavior
    Journal of Public Economics, 1985, 28, (1), 25-58 Downloads View citations (13)

Books

1994

  1. Social Protection versus Economic Flexibility: Is There a Trade-Off?
    NBER Books, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc View citations (40)

Edited books

2009

  1. Social Protection vs. Economic Flexibility
    National Bureau of Economic Research Books, University of Chicago Press

Chapters

1999

  1. Race and gender in the labor market
    Chapter 48 in Handbook of Labor Economics, 1999, vol. 3, Part C, pp 3143-3259 Downloads View citations (552)
    See also Working Paper

1994

  1. Evaluating the Connection between Social Protection and Economic Flexibility
    A chapter in Social Protection versus Economic Flexibility: Is There a Trade-Off?, 1994, pp 21-42 Downloads View citations (11)
    See also Working Paper (1993)
  2. Introduction to "Social Protection versus Economic Flexibility: Is There a Trade-Off?"
    A chapter in Social Protection versus Economic Flexibility: Is There a Trade-Off?, 1994, pp 1-20 Downloads View citations (14)
  3. Public Sector Growth and Labor Market Flexibility: The United States versus the United Kingdom
    A chapter in Social Protection versus Economic Flexibility: Is There a Trade-Off?, 1994, pp 223-264 Downloads View citations (3)

1993

  1. Responding to Need: A Comparison of Social Safety Nets in Canada and the United States
    A chapter in Small Differences That Matter: Labor Markets and Income Maintenance in Canada and the United States, 1993, pp 191-232 Downloads View citations (14)
 
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