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Research

Academic Publications:

“Public Knowledge, Private Knowledge: The Intellectual Capital of Entrepeneurs” (with Albert N. Link) Small Business Economics, forthcoming.

“Where Does the Wage Penalty Bite” (with Christian A. Gregory), in Michael Grossman and Naci Mojan (eds.)  Economic Aspects of Obesity, University of Chicago Press, forthcoming.

“The Economics of Obesity and Bariatric Surgery: Roundtable Discussion” (with John Cawley and Lisa Rowen) Bariatric Nursing and Surgical Patient Care, 4(2), June 2009, 73-81.

“Economic Conditions and Health Behaviors: Are Recessions Good for Your Health?” North Carolina Medical Journal, Vol. 70, No. 4, July/August 2009, 326-327.

“Bringing Science to Market: Commercializing from NIH SBIR Awards” (with Albert N. Link), Economics of Innovation and New Technology, Vol. 18, No. 4, 2009, 381-402.

“Maternal Employment and Child Development”, in D. Russell Crane and E. Jeffrey Hill (eds.) Handbook of Families and Work: Interdisciplinary Perspectives.  Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 2009, 331-354.

“Age, Socioeconomic Status and Obesity Growth” (with Charles L. Baum), Journal of Health Economics, Vo. 28, No. 3, May 2009, 635-648.

Parental Leave Policies and Parents’ Employment and Leave-Taking” (with Wen-Jui Han and Jane Walfogel), Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, Vol. 28, No. 1, Winter 2009, 29-54.

“Maternal Employment and Adolescent Development” Labour Economics, Vol. 15, No. 5, October 2008, 958-983.

 “The Timing of Mothers’ Employment After Childbirth” (with Wen-Jui Han, Jane Walfogel and Elizabeth Washbrook), Monthly Labor Review, Vol. 131, No. 6, June 2008, 15-27. (Winner, best Monthly Labor Review article in 2008 by authors outside the Bureau of Labor Statistics.)

“Macroeconomic Conditions, Health and Government Policy”, in Robert F. Schoeni, James S. House, George A. Kaplan and Harold Pollack (eds.) Making Americans Healthier: Social and Economic Policy as Health Policy: Rethinking America’s Approach to Improving Health.  New York: Russell Sage Foundation, 2008, 173-200.

“Health Outcomes (Economic Determinants)” in Steven N. Durlauf and Lawrence E. Blume (eds.) The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, Second Edition.  Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., 2008.

“A Healthy Economy Can Break Your Heart”, Demography, Vol. 44, No. 4, November 2007, 829-848.

“Current and Future Prevalence of Obesity and Severe Obesity in the United States”, Forum for Health Economics and Policy, Vol. 10, No. 2 (Obesity), Article 6, 2007, 1-26, (http://www.bepress.com/fhep/10/2/6/)

“Family Expenditures on Child Care” (with Dan T. Rosenbaum), B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy, Vol. 7, No. 1  (Topics), Article 34, 2007, 1-30, (http://www.bepress.com/bejeap/vol1/iss1/art34).

“The Persistence of Preschool Effects: Do Subsequent Classroom Experiences Matter” (with Katherine A. Magnuson and Jane Waldfogel), Early Childhood Research Quarterly, Vol. 22, No. 1, 2007, 18-38.

“Does Prekindergarten Improve School Preparation and Performance?” (with Katherine A. Magnuson and Jane Waldfogel), Economics of Education Review, Vol. 26, No. 1, February 2007, 33-51.

“Deaths Rise in Good Economic Times: Evidence From the OECD” (with Ulf-G. Gerdtham), Economics and Human Biology, Vol. 4, No. 3, December 2006, 298-316.

“Macroeconomic Conditions, Health and Mortality”, in Andrew M. Jones (ed.) Elgar Companion to Health Economics. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2006, 5-16.

“Mortality Increases During Economic Upturns”, International Journal of Epidemiology, Vol. 34, No. 6, December 2005, 1206-1211.

“Economic Causes and Consequences of Obesity” (with Eric A. Finkelstein and Katherine M. Kosa), Annual Review of Public Health, Vol. 26, 2005, 239-57.

“Healthy Living in Hard Times”, Journal of Health Economics, 24(2), March 2005, 341-63.

“Inequality in Preschool Education and School Readiness” (with Katherine A. Magnuson, Marcia Meyers, and Jane Waldfogel), American Educational Research Journal, Vol. 41, No. 1, Spring 2004, 115-157.

“Inequality in Early Childhood Education and Care: What Do We Know?” (with Marcia K. Meyers, Dan Rosenbaum and Jane Waldfogel) in Kathryn M. Neckerman ed., Social Inequality.  New York: Russell Sage Foundation, 2004, 223-269.

“Parental Employment and Child Cognitive Development”, Journal of Human Resources, Vol. 39, No. 1, Winter 2004, 155-192.

“Compensation in the Nonprofit Sector” (with Carey Borkoski), Journal of Human Resources, Vol. 38, No. 4, Fall 2003, 992-1021.

“Good Times Make You Sick”, Journal of Health Economics, Vol. 22, No. 4, July 2003, 637-658.

“Does Drinking Really Decrease in Bad Times?” (with William E. Black), Journal of Health Economics, Vol. 21, No. 4, July 2002, 659-678.

  “Displaced Workers in the United States and the Netherlands” (with Jaap H. Abbring, Gerard I. van den Berg, Pieter A. Gautier, A. Gijsbert C. van Lomwel, and Jan C. van Ours), in Peter Kuhn (ed.): Losing Work, Moving On: International Perspectives on Worker Displacement.  Kalamazoo, MI: W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, 2002, 105-193.

“Parental Leave and Child Health”, Journal of Health Economics, Vol. 19, No. 6, November 2000, 931-960.

“Are Recessions Good For Your Health?”, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Vol. 115, No. 2, May 2000, 617-650.

“Technology, Trade Sensitivity and Labor Displacement” (with John T. Addison and Douglas A. Fox), Southern Economic Journal, Vol. 66, No. 3, January 2000, 682-699.

“The Economic Consequences of Parental Leave Mandates:  Lessons From Europe”, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Vol. 113, No. 1, February 1998, 285-317.

“Is High School Employment Consumption or Investment?”, Journal of Labor Economics, Vol. 15, No. 4, October 1997, 735-776.

“Policy Watch: The Family and Medical Leave Act”, Journal of Economic Perspectives, Vol. 11, No. 3, Summer 1997, 175-186.

“Parental Leave Policies in Europe and North America” (with Jackqueline L. Teague) in Francine D. Blau and Ronald Ehrenberg (eds.) Gender and Family Issues in the Workplace, The Russell Sage Foundation Press, 1997, 133-156.

“Alcohol Policies and Highway Vehicle Fatalities”, Journal of Health Economics, Vol. 15, No. 4, August 1996, 435-454.

“Do Pensions Increase the Labor Supply of Older Men?”, Journal of Public Economics, Vol. 59, No. 2, February 1996, 157-75.

“Gender Differences in Employment Behavior During Late Middle Age”, Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences, Vol. 51B, No. 1, January 1996, S11-S17.

“Historical Trends in the Employment and Labor Force Participation of Older Americans” in William H. Crown (ed.) Handbook on Employment And The Elderly, Greenwich Press, 1996, 81-102.

“Economic Conditions and Alcohol Problems”, Journal of Health Economics, Vol. 14, No. 5, December 1995, 583-603.

“The Extent and Consequences of High School Employment”, Journal of Labor Research, Vol. 16, No. 3, Summer 1995, 293-303.

“Secular Changes in the Work and Retirement Patterns of Older Men”, Journal of Human Resources, Vol. 30, No. 2, Spring 1995, 362-85.

“Trade and Displacement in Manufacturing” (with John T. Addison and Douglas A. Fox), Monthly Labor Review, Vol. 118, No. 4, April 1995, 58-67.

“Bridge Employment and Job Stopping: Evidence from the HARRIS/Commonwealth Survey”, Journal of Aging and Social Policy, Vol. 6, No. 4, 1994, 73-99.

“Advance Notice, Job Search, and Postdisplacement Earnings”, Journal of Labor Economics, Vol. 12, No. 1, January 1994, 1-28.

“Econometric Estimation of Proportional Hazard Models” (with Gary Koop), Journal of Business and Economics, Vol. 45, No. 5, October 1993, 421-30.

“Workplace Drug Abuse Policy” (with Thomas McGuire), Journal of Health Economics, Vol. 12, No. 1, April 1993, 19-38.

“The Effects of Physical and Mental Health on Female Labor Supply”, in Richard G. Frank and Willard G. Manning eds., Economics and Mental Health, Johns Hopkins Press, 1992, 152-81.

“The Impact of Advance Notification: A Comment On a Study By Nord and Ting” (with John T. Addison and Douglas A. Fox), Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Vol. 45, No. 4, July 1992, 665-673.

“Advance Notice and Postdisplacement Joblessness” Journal of Labor Economics, Vol. 10, No. 1, January 1992, 1-32.

“Displacement Induced Joblessness” Review of Economics and Statistics, Vol. 73, No. 3, August 1991, 517-22.

“Career Employment and Job Stopping” Industrial Relations, Vol. 30, No. 2, Spring 1991, 193-208.

“Are Workers Permanently Scarred by Job Displacements” American Economic Review, Vol. 81, No. 1, March 1991, 319-24.

“The Time Profile of Post-Displacement Earnings and Unemployment Changes” in John T. Addison ed., Job Displacement: Consequences and Implications for Policy, Wayne State University Press, 1991. 162-83.

Turbulence in the American Workplace (with Peter Doeringer et. al.), Oxford University Press, 1990.

“Bridge Jobs and Partial Retirement” Journal of Labor Economics, Vol. 8, No. 4, October 1990, 482-501.

“Career Jobs, Bridge Employment, and Retirement” in Peter B. Doeringer ed., Bridges to Retirement: The Changing Labor Market for Older Workers, ILR Press (Cornell University), 1990, 92-107.

“Determinants of the Timing of Retirement” in Peter B. Doeringer ed., Bridges to Retirement: The Changing Labor Market for Older Workers, ILR Press (Cornell University), 1990, 23-32.

“Do Earnings Increase with Job Seniority” The Review of Economics and Statistics, Vol. 72, No. 1, February 1990, 143-47.

“Do Long Tenure Workers Have Special Problems Following Job Displacement” Economic Development Quarterly, Vol. 3, No. 4, November 1989, 320-26.

“Why Older Americans Stop Working” The Gerontologist, Vol. 29, No. 3, June 1989, 294-99.

“Job Stopping: The Changing Employment Patterns of Older Workers” (with Andrew Sum), Proceedings of the Forty-First Annual Industrial Relations Research Association Meetings, 1989, 21-28.

“Labor Market Discrimination in the United States”, in Fletcher Blanchard and Faye Crosby ed. Affirmative Action in Perspective, Springer-Verlag, 1989, 149-58.

“Incentives to Transfer Patients Under Alternative Reimbursement Mechanisms” (with Randall Ellis), Journal of Public Economics, Vol. 37, December 1988, 381-94.

“When Equal Opportunity Is Not Enough: Training Costs and Intergenerational Inequality”, Journal of Human Resources, Vol. 23, No. 2, Spring 1988, 155-72.

(Reprinted in William Darity Jr., ed., Economics and Discrimination, Volume 1.  Brookfield, VT: Edward Elgar Publishers, 1995, 410-27.)

“The Economic Consequences of Labor Mobility”, Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Vol. 41, No. 1, October 1987, 30-42.

“Job Loss and Job Change: Comment”, Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Vol. 41, No. 1, October 1987, 47-49.

“Job Tenure and Cyclical Changes in the Labor Market”, Review of Economics and Statistics, Vol. 69, No. 2, May, 1987, 372-78.

“The Effect of Policy Changes on Petroleum Extraction”, (with Anthony Burris) in Richard Itteilag, ed., Government and Energy Policy, Westview Press, 1983, 601-13.

Publications For Policy Audiences:

“Why are Disadvantaged Adults More Likely to Be Obese”, Vox, http://www.voxeu.org/index.php?q=node/528, September 10, 2007.

“Inequality in Children’s School Readiness and Public Funding” (with Katherine A. Magnuson, Marcia K. Meyers, and Jane Waldfogel), Focus -- Newsletter of the Institute for Research on Poverty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Vol. 24, No. 1, Fall 2005, 12-18.

“How Well Do Government and Employer Policies Support Parents With Young Children Combine Work and Family Life”, in Suzanne M. Bianchi, Lynne M. Casper, Kathleen E. Christensen, and Rosalind Berkowitz King (eds.) Work, Family, Health and Wellbeing, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2005, 313-325.

“The Effects of Parental Employment and Parental Leave on Child Health and Development”, in Encyclopedia on Early Childhood Development, Centre of Excellence for Early Childhood Development Website, http://www.excellence-jeunesenfants.ca/ documents/RuhmANG.pdf, 2002.

“The European Social Charter and North American Free Trade Agreement: Perspectives from the United States” (with Jami Mirka) in John T. Addison and W. Stanley Siebert (eds.) Labour Markets in Europe: Issues of Harmonization and Regulation, The Dryden Press, Harcourt Brace and Company, 1997, 212-228.

The Effects of High School Work Experience on Future Economic Attainment, Employment Policies Institute May 1994.

“Retiree Health Benefits, Retirement Ages, and Income Security” in Retirement Security in a Post-FASB Environment, Employee Benefit Research Institute Special Report SR-15, March 1992, 33-36.

“Defining the Public Interest in Workplace Drug Abuse Policy” (with Thomas McGuire & Barbara Shatkin), NIDA Drug Abuse Services Research Series No. 1.  DHHS publication no. (ADM)91-1777, National Institute on Drug Abuse, 1991, 106-22.

“The Work and Retirement Patterns of Older Americans” Employee Benefit Research Institute, Issue Brief, No. 121, December, 1991.

“Comment on Ransom, Sutch, and Williamson: 'Retirement: Past and Present'“, in Alicia H. Munnell, ed. Retirement and Public Policy: Proceedings of the Second Conference of the National Academy of Social Insurance, Kendall-Hunt Publishing Co., 1991, 51-4.

Book Reviews:

Review of Labor Markets and Integrating National Economies, by Ronald G. Ehrenberg in Journal of Economic Literature, Vol. 34, No. 1, March 1996, 156-57.

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