Betsey Stevenson

University of Michigan

Associate Professor

500 S. State Street

Ann Arbor, MI 48109

United States

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Scholarly Papers (19)

Bargaining in the Shadow of the Law: Divorce Laws and Family Distress

Stanford Law and Economics Olin Working Paper No. 273; Stanford Law School, Public Law Working Paper No. 73
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 12 Dec 2003
Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers
University of Michigan and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Economics
Downloads 773 (24,619)
Citation 44

Abstract:

divorce, no-fault divorce laws, unilateral divorce laws, fault, intimate homicide, spousal homicide, suicide, domestic violence, household bargaining

Bargaining in the Shadow of the Law: Divorce Laws and Family Distress

NBER Working Paper No. w10175
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 04 Jan 2004
Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers
University of Michigan and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Economics
Downloads 42 (358,395)
Citation 44

Abstract:

Bargaining in the Shadow of the Law: Divorce Laws and Family Distress

Posted: 02 Feb 2004
Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers
University of Michigan and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Economics

Abstract:

2.
Downloads 611 ( 34,612)
Citation 43

Marriage and Divorce: Changes and Their Driving Forces

IZA Discussion Paper No. 2602
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 08 Mar 2007
Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers
University of Michigan and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Economics
Downloads 421 (55,037)
Citation 43

Abstract:

marriage, divorce, fertility, cohabitation, remarriage, economics of the family, demography

Marriage and Divorce: Changes and Their Driving Forces

Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco Working Paper No. 2007-03
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 20 Aug 2007
Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers
University of Michigan and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Economics
Downloads 130 (183,229)
Citation 43

Abstract:

marriage, divorce, fertility, cohabitation, remarriage, economics of the family, demography

Marriage and Divorce: Changes and Their Driving Forces

NBER Working Paper No. w12944
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 09 Mar 2007
Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers
University of Michigan and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Economics
Downloads 57 (311,808)
Citation 43

Abstract:

Marriage and Divorce: Changes and Their Driving Forces

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP6144
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 19 May 2008
Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers
University of Michigan and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Economics
Downloads 3 (553,797)
Citation 43

Abstract:

Cohabitation, demography, divorce, economics of the family, fertility, marriage, remarriage

Economic Growth and Subjective Well-Being: Reassessing the Easterlin Paradox

3rd Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies Papers
Number of pages: 78 Posted: 16 Apr 2008 Last Revised: 01 Dec 2011
Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers
University of Michigan and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Economics
Downloads 318 (76,792)
Citation 90

Abstract:

Happiness, subjective well-being, Easterlin Paradox, life satisfaction, economic growth, well-being-income gradient, hedonic treadmill

Economic Growth and Subjective Well-Being: Reassessing the Easterlin Paradox

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 2394
Number of pages: 83 Posted: 25 Sep 2008
Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers
University of Michigan and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Economics
Downloads 122 (192,608)
Citation 90

Abstract:

happiness, subjective well-being, Easterlin Paradox, life satisfaction, economic growth, well-being-income gradient, hedonic treadmill

Economic Growth and Subjective Well-Being: Reassessing the Easterlin Paradox

IZA Discussion Paper No. 3654
Number of pages: 80 Posted: 27 Aug 2008
Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers
University of Michigan and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Economics
Downloads 78 (262,190)
Citation 90

Abstract:

happiness, subjective well-being, Easterlin Paradox, life satisfaction, economic growth, well-being-income gradient, hedonic treadmill

Economic Growth and Subjective Well-Being: Reassessing the Easterlin Paradox

NBER Working Paper No. w14282
Number of pages: 79 Posted: 01 Sep 2008
Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers
University of Michigan and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Economics
Downloads 20 (459,368)
Citation 90

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Economic Growth and Subjective Well-Being: Reassessing the Easterlin Paradox

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP6944
Number of pages: 81 Posted: 02 Dec 2008
Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers
University of Michigan and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Economics
Downloads 4 (548,313)
Citation 90

Abstract:

Easterlin Paradox, economic growth, happiness, hedonic treadmill, life satisfaction, quality of life, subjective well-being, well-being-income gradient

4.
Downloads 481 ( 47,166)
Citation 19

The Paradox of Declining Female Happiness

NBER Working Paper No. w14969
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 19 May 2009
Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers
University of Michigan and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Economics
Downloads 357 (67,097)
Citation 19

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The Paradox of Declining Female Happiness

IZA Discussion Paper No. 4200
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 01 Jun 2009
Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers
University of Michigan and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Economics
Downloads 119 (196,364)
Citation 19

Abstract:

subjective well-being, life satisfaction, happiness, gender, job satisfaction, women's movement

The Paradox of Declining Female Happiness

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP7311
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 15 Jul 2009
Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers
University of Michigan and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Economics
Downloads 5 (543,280)
Citation 19

Abstract:

gender, happiness, job satisfaction, life satisfaction, subjective well-being, women's movement

5.

The Impact of Divorce Laws on Marriage - Specific Capital

FRB of San Francisco Working Paper No. 2006-43
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 29 Jun 2006
Betsey Stevenson
University of Michigan
Downloads 284 (78,411)
Citation 23

Abstract:

divorce, no-fault divorce laws, unilateral divorce laws, fault, household bargaining, spouse, household production, household specialization, female labor force participation, fertility, home ownership

6.

... and the Pursuit of Happiness - Wellbeing and the Role of Government

Institute of Economic Affairs Monographs, Readings 64, GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 12-25
Number of pages: 127 Posted: 25 Jan 2012 Last Revised: 29 Aug 2013
Aarhus University - Department of Economics and Business, George Mason University - Department of Economics, City University London - Sir John Cass Business School, George Mason University - Department of Economics, affiliation not provided to SSRN, Volterra Consulting, Indiana University - Kelley School of Business - Department of Business Economics & Public Policy, Universidad CEU San Pablo, Westminster Business School, Independent, University of Michigan and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Economics
Downloads 256 (78,675)

Abstract:

happiness economics, wellbeing, government spending, economic theory

Beyond the Classroom: Using Title IX to Measure the Return to High School Sports

1st Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies Paper
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 20 Apr 2006
Betsey Stevenson
University of Michigan
Downloads 102 (220,029)
Citation 9

Abstract:

education, female labor force participation, Title IX, sports, gender equity, employment

Beyond the Classroom: Using Title IX to Measure the Return to High School Sports

Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco Working Paper Series 2006-44
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 13 May 2010
Betsey Stevenson
University of Michigan
Downloads 80 (258,216)
Citation 9

Abstract:

School sports

Beyond the Classroom: Using Title Ix to Measure the Return to High School Sports

NBER Working Paper No. w15728
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 08 Feb 2010
Betsey Stevenson
University of Michigan
Downloads 24 (436,426)
Citation 9

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Beyond the Classroom: Using Title IX to Measure the Return to High School Sports

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 2959
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 18 Mar 2010
Betsey Stevenson
University of Michigan
Downloads 16 (482,546)
Citation 9

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Subjective Well‐Being and Income: Is There Any Evidence of Satiation?

IZA Discussion Paper No. 7353
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 28 Apr 2013
Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers
University of Michigan and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Economics
Downloads 99 (224,675)
Citation 1

Abstract:

subjective well-being, happiness, satiation, basic needs, Easterlin paradox

Subjective Well-Being and Income: Is There Any Evidence of Satiation?

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 4222
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 08 May 2013
Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers
University of Michigan and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Economics
Downloads 54 (320,380)
Citation 1

Abstract:

subjective well-being, happiness, satiation, basic needs, Easterlin paradox

Subjective Well-Being and Income: Is There Any Evidence of Satiation?

NBER Working Paper No. w18992
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 28 Apr 2013
Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers
University of Michigan and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Economics
Downloads 28 (415,294)
Citation 1

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Subjective Well-Being and Income: Is There Any Evidence of Satiation?

CAMA Working Paper 21/2013
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 16 May 2013 Last Revised: 20 May 2013
Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers
University of Michigan and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Economics
Downloads 25 (430,883)
Citation 1

Abstract:

subjective well-being, happiness, satiation, basic needs, Easterlin paradox

Subjective Well-Being, Income, Economic Development and Growth

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 3206
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 14 Oct 2010
Daniel W. Sacks, Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers
Indiana University - Kelley School of Business - Department of Business Economics & Public Policy, University of Michigan and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Economics
Downloads 93 (234,518)
Citation 11

Abstract:

subjective well-being, life satisfaction, quality of life, economic growth, development, Easterlin Paradox, well-being-income gradient, hedonic treadmill

Subjective Well-Being, Income, Economic Development and Growth

NBER Working Paper No. w16441
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 12 Oct 2010
Daniel W. Sacks, Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers
Indiana University - Kelley School of Business - Department of Business Economics & Public Policy, University of Michigan and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Economics
Downloads 54 (320,380)
Citation 11

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Subjective Well-Being, Income, Economic Development and Growth

IZA Discussion Paper No. 5230
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 12 Oct 2010
Daniel W. Sacks, Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers
Indiana University - Kelley School of Business - Department of Business Economics & Public Policy, University of Michigan and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Economics
Downloads 31 (401,274)
Citation 11

Abstract:

subjective well-being, life satisfaction, quality of life, economic growth, development, Easterlin Paradox, well-being-income gradient, hedonic treadmill

Subjective Well-Being, Income, Economic Development and Growth

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP8048
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 22 Nov 2010
Daniel W. Sacks, Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers
Indiana University - Kelley School of Business - Department of Business Economics & Public Policy, University of Michigan and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Economics
Downloads 7 (533,281)
Citation 11

Abstract:

development, Easterlin Paradox, economic growth, hedonic treadmill, life satisfaction, quality of life, Subjective well-being, well-being-income gradient

10.
Downloads 181 (137,964)
Citation 2

Subjective and Objective Indicators of Racial Progress

5th Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies Paper
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 17 Jul 2010
Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers
University of Michigan and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Economics
Downloads 76 (266,360)
Citation 2

Abstract:

Subjective Well-Being, Life Satisfaction, Happiness, Race, Civil Rights, Discrimination

Subjective and Objective Indicators of Racial Progress

Number of pages: 40 Posted: 13 Jul 2011
Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers
University of Michigan and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Economics
Downloads 72 (275,055)
Citation 2

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Subjective well-being, life satisfaction, happiness, race, discrimination, civil rights

Subjective and Objective Indicators of Racial Progress

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 4183
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 16 Apr 2013
Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers
University of Michigan and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Economics
Downloads 11 (511,591)
Citation 2

Abstract:

subjective well-being, life satisfaction, happiness, race

Subjective and Objective Indicators of Racial Progress

NBER Working Paper No. w18916
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 22 Mar 2013
Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers
University of Michigan and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Economics
Downloads 9 (522,536)
Citation 2

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Subjective and Objective Indicators of Racial Progress

IZA Discussion Paper No. 7309
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 06 Apr 2013
Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers
University of Michigan and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Economics
Downloads 7 (533,281)
Citation 2

Abstract:

life satisfaction, subjective well‐being, happiness, race

Subjective and Objective Indicators of Racial Progress

CAMA Working Paper 17/2013
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 19 Jul 2013
Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers
University of Michigan and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Economics
Downloads 6 (538,274)
Citation 2

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Subjective well-being, life satisfaction, happiness, race

Subjective and Objective Indicators of Racial Progress

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP9408
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 03 Apr 2013
Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers
University of Michigan and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Economics
Downloads 0
Citation 2

Abstract:

happiness, life satisfaction, race, Subjective well-being

The New Stylized Facts About Income and Subjective Well-Being

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 4067
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 23 Jan 2013
Daniel W. Sacks, Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers
Indiana University - Kelley School of Business - Department of Business Economics & Public Policy, University of Michigan and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Economics
Downloads 91 (237,886)
Citation 1

Abstract:

subjective well-being, life satisfaction, quality of life, Easterlin Paradox, adaptation

The New Stylized Facts About Income and Subjective Well-Being

CAMA Working Paper 03/2013
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 18 Jul 2013
Justin Wolfers, Daniel W. Sacks and Betsey Stevenson
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Economics, Indiana University - Kelley School of Business - Department of Business Economics & Public Policy and University of Michigan
Downloads 41 (361,823)
Citation 1

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Subjective well-being, life satisfaction, quality of life, Easterlin Paradox, adaptation, economic growth

The New Stylized Facts About Income and Subjective Well-Being

IZA Discussion Paper No. 7105
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 12 Jan 2013
Daniel W. Sacks, Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers
Indiana University - Kelley School of Business - Department of Business Economics & Public Policy, University of Michigan and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Economics
Downloads 37 (376,622)
Citation 1

Abstract:

subjective well-being, life satisfaction, quality of life, Easterlin Paradox, adaptation, economic growth

The New Stylized Facts About Income and Subjective Well-Being

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP9280
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 01 Feb 2013
Daniel W. Sacks, Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers
Indiana University - Kelley School of Business - Department of Business Economics & Public Policy, University of Michigan and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Economics
Downloads 2 (561,523)
Citation 1

Abstract:

adaptation, Easterlin paradox, economic growth, life satisfaction, quality of life, subjective well-being

12.
Downloads 157 (156,350)
Citation 3

Title IX and the Evolution of High School Sports

CESifo Working Paper No. 2159
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 12 Dec 2007
Betsey Stevenson
University of Michigan
Downloads 142 (170,624)
Citation 3

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Title IX and the Evolution of High School Sports

Contemporary Economic Policy, Vol. 25, No. 4, pp. 486-505, October 2007
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 04 Nov 2007
Betsey Stevenson
University of Michigan
Downloads 15 (488,335)
Citation 3

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Women's Education and Family Behavior: Trends in Marriage, Divorce and Fertility

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 2940
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 18 Feb 2010
Adam Isen and Betsey Stevenson
U.S. Department of the Treasury, Office of Tax Analysis (OTA) and University of Michigan
Downloads 101 (221,551)
Citation 11

Abstract:

marriage, divorce, fertility, education

Women's Education and Family Behavior: Trends in Marriage, Divorce and Fertility

NBER Working Paper No. w15725
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 08 Feb 2010
Adam Isen and Betsey Stevenson
U.S. Department of the Treasury, Office of Tax Analysis (OTA) and University of Michigan
Downloads 35 (384,506)
Citation 11

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Divorce-Law Changes, Household Bargaining, and Married Women's Labor Supply Revisited

2nd Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies Paper
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 11 Jul 2007
Betsey Stevenson
University of Michigan
Downloads 111 (182,650)
Citation 5

Abstract:

Divorce law, female labor force participation, employment

15.
Downloads 107 (211,432)
Citation 9

Trust in Public Institutions over the Business Cycle

CAMA Working Paper No. 06/2011
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 20 Mar 2011 Last Revised: 01 Dec 2011
Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers
University of Michigan and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Economics
Downloads 37 (376,622)
Citation 9

Abstract:

trust, institutions, confidence, survey data, congress, banks, big business, media, courts

Trust in Public Institutions Over the Business Cycle

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 3389
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 29 Mar 2011
Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers
University of Michigan and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Economics
Downloads 37 (376,622)
Citation 9

Abstract:

trust, institutions, confidence, survey data, congress, banks, big business, media, courts

Trust in Public Institutions Over the Business Cycle

NBER Working Paper No. w16891
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 21 Mar 2011
Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers
University of Michigan and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Economics
Downloads 16 (482,546)
Citation 9

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Trust in Public Institutions Over the Business Cycle

IZA Discussion Paper No. 5570
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 21 Mar 2011
Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers
University of Michigan and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Economics
Downloads 14 (494,239)
Citation 9

Abstract:

trust, institutions, confidence, survey data, congress, banks, big business, media, courts

Trust in Public Institutions Over the Business Cycle

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP8308
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 18 Apr 2011
Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers
University of Michigan and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Economics
Downloads 3 (553,797)
Citation 9

Abstract:

banks, big business, confidence, congress, courts, institutions, media, survey data, Trust

16.
Downloads 104 (215,829)
Citation 15

Happiness Inequality in the United States

IZA Discussion Paper No. 3624
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 04 Aug 2008
Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers
University of Michigan and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Economics
Downloads 81 (256,207)
Citation 15

Abstract:

happiness, subjective well-being, inequality

Happiness Inequality in the United States

NBER Working Paper No. w14220
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 18 Aug 2008
Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers
University of Michigan and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Economics
Downloads 15 (488,335)
Citation 15

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Happiness Inequality in the United States

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP6929
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 02 Dec 2008
Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers
University of Michigan and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Economics
Downloads 8 (527,879)
Citation 15

Abstract:

happiness, inequality, subjective well-being

Inaccurate Age and Sex Data in the Census PUMS Files: Evidence and Implications

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 2929
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 05 Feb 2010
J. Trent Alexander, Michael Davern and Betsey Stevenson
affiliation not provided to SSRN, University of Chicago and University of Michigan
Downloads 34 (388,591)
Citation 4

Abstract:

Current Population Survey, American Community Survey, Census, disclosure avoidance, aging, data, sex, labor force participation, marriage

Inaccurate Age and Sex Data in the Census Pums Files: Evidence and Implications

NBER Working Paper No. w15703
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 01 Feb 2010
J. Trent Alexander, Michael Davern and Betsey Stevenson
affiliation not provided to SSRN, University of Chicago and University of Michigan
Downloads 20 (459,368)
Citation 4

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The Internet and Job Search

NBER Working Paper No. w13886
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 21 Mar 2008
Betsey Stevenson
University of Michigan
Downloads 49 (312,837)
Citation 12

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19.

Divorce Law and Women's Labor Supply

NBER Working Paper No. w14346
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 23 Sep 2008
Betsey Stevenson
University of Michigan
Downloads 9 (475,304)
Citation 9

Abstract: