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Edin and Shaefer's book a call to action for Americans to deal with poverty

Weir says pain may underlie rise in suicide and substance-related deaths among white middle-aged Americans

Weitzman says China's one-child policy has had devastating effects on first-born daughters


MCubed opens for new round of seed funding, November 4-18

PSC News, fall 2015 now available

Barbara Anderson appointed chair of Census Scientific Advisory Committee

John Knodel honored by Thailand's Chulalongkorn University

Next Brown Bag

Monday, Dec 7 at noon, 6050 ISR-Thompson
Daniel Eisenberg, "Healthy Minds Network: Mental Health among College-Age Populations"

Margaret (Gretchen) Lay

On Job Market

Graduate Student, Population Studies Center.

Graduate Student, Department of Economics.

Economics, Year: advanced

PSC Mentor: Matthew D. Shapiro

M.A., University of Michigan

Research Interests: My dissertation work focuses on how the design of private pension systems influences the savings and employment response of workers and employers to important macroeconomic events.

Recent Publications

Journal Articles

Weir, David, Margaret Lay, and Kenneth M. Langa. 2014. "Economic development and gender inequality in cognition: A comparison of China and India, and of SAGE and the HRS sister studies." Journal of the Economics of Ageing, 4: 114-125. PMCID: PMC4260415. DOI. Abstract.