M. Melinda Pitts

Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

1000 Peachtree Street, NE

Atlanta, GA 30309-4470

United States

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Scholarly Papers (30)

1.

Freshman Learning Communities, College Performance, and Retention

FRB of Atlanta Working Paper No. 2005-22
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 13 Oct 2005
Julie L. Hotchkiss, Robert Elijah Moore and M. Melinda Pitts
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Georgia State University - Andrew Young School of Policy Studies and Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
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freshman learning community, treatment effects

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Female Labor Force Intermittency and Current Earnings: A Switching Regression Model with Unknown Sample Selection

FRB of Atlanta Working Paper No. 2003-33
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 19 Jan 2004
Julie L. Hotchkiss and M. Melinda Pitts
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
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Intermittent participation, wage, gender differentials

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Even One is Too Much: The Economic Consequences of Being a Smoker

FRB Atlanta Working Paper Series 2013-3
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 26 Nov 2013
Julie L. Hotchkiss and M. Melinda Pitts
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
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smoking wage penalty, wage decomposition, wage differentials

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Do Minimum Wages Really Increase Youth Drinking and Drunk Driving?

FRB Atlanta Working Paper No. 2014-20
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 04 Apr 2015
Joseph J. Sabia, M. Melinda Pitts and Laura M. Argys
San Diego State University - Department of Economics, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and University of Colorado at Denver - Department of Economics
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minimum wage, teen drunk driving, alcohol consumption

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Working with Children? The Probability of Mothers Exiting the Workforce at Time of Birth

FRB Atlanta Working Paper No. 2008-8
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 07 May 2008
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and Georgia State University
Downloads 94 (324,985)
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female labor force participation, children, firm and industry dynamics

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The Push-Pull Effects of the Information Technology Boom and Bust: Insight from Matched Employer-Employee Data

FRB of Atlanta Working Paper No. 2006-1
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 19 May 2006
Julie L. Hotchkiss, M. Melinda Pitts and John Robertson
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
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push-pull, migration, information technology, administrative data, profit analysis

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Smoking: Taxing Health and Social Security

FRB of Atlanta Working Paper No. 2006-12
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 05 Oct 2006
Brian Armour and M. Melinda Pitts
Kerr L. White Institute and Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
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smoking, Social Security, health, taxes, widows, low earnings

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The Influence of Year-End Bonuses on Colorectal Cancer Screening

FRB of Atlanta Working Paper No. 2003-41
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 25 Jan 2004
Kerr L. White Institute, Government of the United States of America - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Kerr L. White Institute, Government of the United States of America - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Government of the United States of America - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
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Managed care, primary care physicians, bonuses, colorectal cancer screening

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Incorporating Insurance Rate Estimates and Differential Mortality into Net Marginal Social Security Tax Rate Calculation

FRB of Atlanta Working Paper No. 2002-29
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 19 Mar 2003
Brian Armour and M. Melinda Pitts
Kerr L. White Institute and Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Downloads 75 (372,213)
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Social Security, poverty, tax rates

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The Role of Labor Market Intermittency in Explaining Gender Wage Differentials

FRB of Atlanta Working Paper No. 2007-1
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 15 Feb 2007
Julie L. Hotchkiss and M. Melinda Pitts
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Downloads 72 (380,746)
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gender wage differentials, Oaxaca decomposition, intermittent labor supply, time allocation

Impact of First-Birth Career Interruption on Earnings: Evidence from Administrative Data

Andrew Young School of Policy Studies Research Paper Series No. 15-01
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 21 Feb 2015
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and Georgia State University
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intermittency, administrative data, career interruptions, fertility, labor supply, wage differentials

Impact of First-Birth Career Interruption on Earnings: Evidence from Administrative Data

FRB Atlanta Working Paper No. 2014-23
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 04 Apr 2015
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and Georgia State University
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intermittency, administrative data, career interruptions, fertility, labor supply, wage differentials

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Losing Public Health Insurance: Tenncare Disenrollment and Personal Financial Distress

FRB Atlanta Working Paper No. 2017-6
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 07 Sep 2017 Last Revised: 21 Feb 2019
University of Colorado at Denver - Department of Economics, University of Colorado at Denver - Department of Economics, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and University of Virginia
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Medicaid, public assistance, household finance, debt, bankruptcy

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Assessing the Impact of Education and Marriage on Labor Market Exit Decisions of Women

Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Working Paper Series No. 2010-2
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 27 Feb 2010
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and Georgia State University
Downloads 58 (425,620)
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labor force participation, labor supply, labor market exit, opt out, administrative data

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Wage Gains Among Job Changers Across the Business Cycle: Insight from State Administrative Data

FRB of Atlanta Working Paper No. 2004-19
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 03 Sep 2004
Julie L. Hotchkiss, M. Melinda Pitts and John Robertson
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
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Labor mobility, industry dynamics, administrative data

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Killer Debt: The Impact of Debt on Mortality

FRB Atlanta Working Paper No. 2016-14
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 02 Dec 2016
Laura M. Argys, Andrew Friedson and M. Melinda Pitts
University of Colorado at Denver - Department of Economics, University of Colorado at Denver - Department of Economics and Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
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debt, mortality, creditworthiness

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Earnings on the Information Technology Roller Coaster: Insight from Matched Employer-Employee Data

FRB of Atlanta Working Paper No. 2005-11
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 05 Jul 2005
Julie L. Hotchkiss, M. Melinda Pitts and John Robertson
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Downloads 51 (451,048)
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Information technology, earnings, employer-employee matched data

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Does Disability Explain State-Level Differences in the Quality of Medicare Beneficiary Hospital Inpatient Care?

FRB of Atlanta Working Paper No. 2007-18
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 28 Aug 2007
Brian Armour and M. Melinda Pitts
Kerr L. White Institute and Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
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disability, process measures, Medicare

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The Ups and Downs of Jobs in Georgia: What Can We Learn About Employment Dynamics from State Administrative Data?

FRB of Atlanta Working Paper No. 2003-38
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 21 Jan 2004
Julie L. Hotchkiss, M. Melinda Pitts and John Robertson
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
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Job creation, job destruction, ES202, employment flows, jobless recovery

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To Work or Not to Work: The Economics of a Mother's Dilemma

Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Working Paper Series 2011-02
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 04 Apr 2011
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and Georgia State University
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labor supply behavior, intermittent, labor market exit, labor leisure choice model

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A Closer Look at Nonparticipants During and After the Great Recession

FRB Atlanta Working Paper Series No. 2012-10
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 09 Aug 2012
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and Bard College - The Levy Economics Institute
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nonparticipation, labor force participation, labor market transition, great recession

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A Decomposition of the Black-White Differential in Birth Outcomes

Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Working Paper Series 2011-1
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 04 Apr 2011
M. Melinda Pitts, MaryBeth Beth Walker and Brian Armour
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Georgia State University and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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racial disparities, preterm birth, low birth weight

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The Gap between the Conditional Wage Distributions of Incumbents and the Newly Hired Employees: Decomposition and Uniform Ordering

FRB Atlanta Working Paper No. 2014-22
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 04 Apr 2015
Esfandiar Maasoumi, M. Melinda Pitts and Ke Wu
Emory University, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and Renmin University of China
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wage gap, metric entropy distance, stochastic dominance, wage distributions, counterfactual analysis, human capital, inequality, labor markets

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Evidence of Demand Factors in the Determination of the Labor Market Intermittency Penalty

FRB Atlanta Working Paper No. 2007-16
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 23 Feb 2015
Julie L. Hotchkiss and M. Melinda Pitts
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
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intermittent labor supply, time allocation, wage determination

State Merit Aid Programs and Youth Labor Market Attachment

FRB Atlanta Working Paper No. 2018-4
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 23 Jul 2018 Last Revised: 29 Apr 2020
David E. Frisvold and M. Melinda Pitts
University of Iowa - Henry B. Tippie College of Business - Department of Economics and Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
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merit aid, labor force participation, education, financial aid

State Merit Aid Programs and Youth Labor Market Attachment

IZA Discussion Paper No. 11557
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 11 Jun 2018
David E. Frisvold and M. Melinda Pitts
University of Iowa - Henry B. Tippie College of Business - Department of Economics and Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
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merit aid, labor force participation, education, financial aid

State Merit Aid Programs and Youth Labor Market Attachment

NBER Working Paper No. w24662
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 04 Jun 2018
David E. Frisvold and M. Melinda Pitts
University of Iowa - Henry B. Tippie College of Business - Department of Economics and Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
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The Dynamics of the Smoking Wage Penalty

NBER Working Paper No. w27567
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 24 Jul 2020
Michael Darden, Julie L. Hotchkiss and M. Melinda Pitts
Johns Hopkins University - Carey Business School, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
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The Dynamics of the Smoking Wage Penalty

FRB Atlanta Working Paper No. 2020-11
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 06 Aug 2020
Michael Darden, Julie L. Hotchkiss and M. Melinda Pitts
Johns Hopkins University - Carey Business School, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
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wages, smoking, dynamic system of equations

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Cigarette Smoking and Food Insecurity Among Low-Income Families in the United States, 2001

American Journal of Health Promotion, Forthcoming
Posted: 04 Sep 2007
Brian Armour, M. Melinda Pitts and Chung-won Lee
Kerr L. White Institute, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and Government of the United States of America - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

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food security, smoking, poverty

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Maternal Job Stress and Birth Outcomes

iHEA 2007 6th World Congress: Explorations in Health Economics Paper
Posted: 22 Jun 2007
Brian Armour, M. Melinda Pitts and MaryBeth Beth Walker
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and Georgia State University

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Pregnancy outcomes, industry, labor force participation, job stress

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Do Disability Rates Explain State Level Differences in the Quality of Medicare Beneficiary Medical Care?

iHEA 2007 6th World Congress: Explorations in Health Economics Paper
Posted: 17 Jun 2007
Brian Armour and M. Melinda Pitts
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

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Disability, Quality of Care

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Why Choose Women's Work If it Pays Less? A Structural Model of Occupational Choice

Posted: 15 Apr 2003
M. Melinda Pitts
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

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occupational choice, gender wage differential, selection bias

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Faculty Choice of a Pension Plan: Defined Benefit vs. Defined Contribution

Posted: 07 Sep 1999
Robert L. Clark and M. Melinda Pitts
North Carolina State University - Poole College of Management and Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

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