Research

 In Progress

“Where You Lead, I Will Follow: An Examination of Dual-Earner Household Migration”

 How do couples decide where they should live when their careers are locationally incompatible? Knowing that there is a possibility of a conflict between the best location for each spouse to work, do people select into careers that will be more compatible to the locational needs of their spouse?

“Explaining the Retreat from Marriage: Male Economic Prospects and Cultural Change”

How much of the decline in marriage over the last forty years is attributable to changing wage patterns for women and men and do these patterns vary by demographic group?

Policy Pieces and Working Papers

Sex, Contraception or Abortion: Explaining Class Gaps in Unintended Childbearing, The Brookings Institution, February 2015

Media Mentions:  Vox; The Atlantic; Business Insider; Washington PostWashington Examiner; Think Progress; Jezebel; Family Studies

Improving Children’s Life Chances through Better Family Planning, The Brookings Institution, January 23, 2015

The Character Factor: Measures and Impacts of Drive and Prudence, The Brookings Institution, October 22, 2014

The Impact of Unintended Childbearing on Future Generations, The Brookings Institution, September 12, 2014

Cited in New York Times piece ‘Beyond Marriage’, Sept 14, 2014; 

Reducing Unintended Pregnancies for Low-Income Women, The Hamilton Project, June 19, 2014