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Deirdre Bloome wins ASA award for work on racial inequality and intergenerational transmission

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David Lam is new director of Institute for Social Research

Elizabeth Bruch wins Robert Merton Prize for paper in analytic sociology

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Monday, Oct 12
Joe Grengs, Policy & Planning for Social Equity in Transportation

Martha J. Bailey's Select Publications

Books

Bailey, Martha J., and Sheldon H. Danziger. 2013. Legacies of the War on Poverty. New York: Russell Sage Foundation. Abstract. Public Access.

Journal Articles

Bailey, Martha J., and Andrew Goodman-Bacon. 2015. "The War on Poverty's Experiment in Public Medicine: Community Health Centers and the Mortality of Older Americans." American Economic Review, 105(3): 1067-1104. PMCID: PMC4436657. DOI. Abstract.

Bailey, Martha J., Olga Malkova, and Johannes Norling. 2014. "Do Family Planning Programs Decrease Poverty? Evidence from Public Census Data." CESifo Economic Studies, 60(2): 312-337. PMCID: PMC4206087. DOI. Abstract.

Bailey, Martha J., and Nicolas J. Duquette. 2014. "How Johnson Fought the War on Poverty: The Economics and Politics of Funding at the Office of Economic Opportunity." The Journal of Economic History, 74(2): 351-388. PMCID: PMC4266933. DOI. Abstract.

Bailey, Martha J., Melanie Guldi, and Brad Hershbein. 2013. "Further Evidence on the Internal Validity of the Early Legal Access Research Design." Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 32(4): 899-904. PMCID: PMC4075275. DOI.

Bailey, Martha J., Melanie Guldi, and Brad Hershbein. 2013. "Recent Evidence on the Broad Benefits of Reproductive Health Policy." Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 32(4): 888-896. PMCID: PMC4075263. DOI. Abstract.

Bailey, Martha J. 2013. "Fifty years of family planning: New evidence on the long-run effects of increasing access to contraception." Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, : 341-395. PMCID: PMC4203450. DOI. Abstract.

Bailey, Martha J. 2012. "Reexamining the Impact of Family Planning Programs on US Fertility: Evidence from the War on Poverty and the Early Years of Title X." American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 4(2): 62-97. PMCID: PMC3348617. DOI. Abstract.

Bailey, Martha J., Brad Hershbein, and A. Miller. 2012. "The Opt-In Revolution? Contraception and the Gender Gap in Wages." American Economic Journal-Applied Economics, 4(3): 225-254. PMCID: PMC3684076. DOI. Abstract.

Bailey, Martha J., and William J. Collins. 2011. "Did Improvements in Household Technology Cause the Baby Boom? Evidence from Electrification, Appliance Diffusion, and the Amish." American Economic Journal-Macroeconomics, 3(2): 189-217. DOI. Abstract.

Bailey, Martha J. 2010. "Momma's Got the Pill: How Anthony Comstock and Griswold v. Connecticut Shaped U.S Childbearing." American Economic Review, 100(1): 98-129. DOI. Abstract.

Bailey, Martha J., and William J. Collins. 2006. "The wage gains of African-American women in the 1940s." Journal of Economic History, 66(3): 737-777. DOI. Abstract.

Bailey, Martha J. 2006. "More Power to the Pill: The Impact of Contraceptive Freedom on Women's Labor Supply." Quarterly Journal of Economics, 121(1): 289-320. DOI. Abstract.

Chapters

Bailey, Martha J., Melanie Guldi, and Brad Hershbein. 2014. "Is there a Case for a ‘Second Demographic Transition’: Three Distinctive Features of the Post-1960 U.S. Fertility Decline." In Human Capital in History: The American Record edited by Leah P. Boustan, Carola Frydman, and Robert A. Margo. Chicago : University of Chicago Press.

Bailey, Martha J., and Susan M. Dynarski. 2011. "Educational expectations and attainment." In Whither Opportunity? Rising Inequality, Schools, and Children's Life Chances edited by Duncan, Greg J. and Richard Murane. New York : Russell Sage Foundation.

PSC Reports

Bailey, Martha J., and Nicolas Duquette. 2014. "How Johnson Fought the War on Poverty: The Economics and Politics of Funding at the Office of Economic Opportunity." PSC Research Report No. 14-813. January 2014. Abstract. PDF.

Bailey, Martha J., and Andrew Goodman-Bacon. 2014. "The War on Poverty's Experiment in Public Medicine: Community Health Centers and the Mortality of Older Americans." PSC Research Report No. 14-831. November 2014. Abstract. PDF.

Bailey, Martha J. 2013. "Fifty Years of Family Planning: New Evidence on the Long-Run Effects of Increasing Access to Contraception." PSC Research Report No. 13-806. October 2013. Abstract. PDF.

Bailey, Martha J. 2011. "Reexamining the Impact of Family Planning Programs on U.S. Fertility: Evidence from the War on Poverty and the Early Years of Title X." PSC Research Report No. 11-744. August 2011. Abstract. PDF.

Bailey, Martha J., and Susan Dynarski. 2011. "Gains and Gaps: Changing Inequality in U.S. College Entry and Completion." PSC Research Report No. 11-746. December 2011. Abstract. PDF.

Other Reports

Bailey, Martha J. 2009. "Momma's Got the Pill: How Anthony Comstock and Griswold v. Connecticut Shaped U.S Childbearing." NBER Working Paper 14675 Abstract. Public Access.

Bailey, Martha J., and William Collins. 2009. "Did Improvements in Household Technology Cause the Baby Boom? Evidence from Electrification, Appliance Diffusion, and the Amish." NBER Working Paper 14641 Abstract. Public Access.