Melissa S. Kearney

University of Maryland - Department of Economics

College Park, MD 20742

United States

National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

1050 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, MA 02138

United States

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Scholarly Papers (40)

Trends in U.S. Wage Inequality: Re-Assessing the Revisionists

MIT Department of Economics Working Paper No. 05-21, Harvard Institute of Economic Research Discussion Paper No. 2095
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 21 Sep 2005
David H. Autor, Lawrence F. Katz and Melissa S. Kearney
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Harvard University - Department of Economics and University of Maryland - Department of Economics
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Wage structure, inequality, technological change, skills, labor market institutions, minimum wage

Trends in U.S. Wage Inequality: Re-Assessing the Revisionists

NBER Working Paper No. w11627
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 21 Nov 2005 Last Revised: 10 Apr 2022
David H. Autor, Lawrence F. Katz and Melissa S. Kearney
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Harvard University - Department of Economics and University of Maryland - Department of Economics
Downloads 108 (352,799)
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Rising Wage Inequality: The Role of Composition and Prices

MIT Department of Economics Working Paper No. 05-22, Harvard Institute of Economic Research Discussion Paper No. 2096
Number of pages: 66 Posted: 21 Sep 2005
David H. Autor, Lawrence F. Katz and Melissa S. Kearney
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Harvard University - Department of Economics and University of Maryland - Department of Economics
Downloads 296 (146,444)
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Wage structure, residual inequality, technological change, labor market institutions, quantile regression

Rising Wage Inequality: The Role of Composition and Prices

NBER Working Paper No. w11628
Number of pages: 66 Posted: 21 Nov 2005 Last Revised: 11 Apr 2021
David H. Autor, Lawrence F. Katz and Melissa S. Kearney
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Harvard University - Department of Economics and University of Maryland - Department of Economics
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The Economic Winners and Losers of Legalized Gambling

NBER Working Paper No. w11234
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 10 May 2005 Last Revised: 12 Sep 2022
Melissa S. Kearney
University of Maryland - Department of Economics
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Does Reality TV Induce Real Effects? A Response to Jaeger, Joyce, and Kaestner (2016)

IZA Discussion Paper No. 10318
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 07 Nov 2016
Melissa S. Kearney and Phillip B. Levine
University of Maryland - Department of Economics and Wellesley College
Downloads 163 (256,676)
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teen childbearing, media

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Media Influences on Social Outcomes: The Impact of Mtv's 16 and Pregnant on Teen Childbearing

NBER Working Paper No. w19795
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 14 Jan 2014 Last Revised: 04 Aug 2022
Melissa S. Kearney and Phillip B. Levine
University of Maryland - Department of Economics and Wellesley College
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Making Savers Winners: An Overview of Prize-Linked Savings Products

NBER Working Paper No. w16433
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 12 Oct 2010 Last Revised: 28 May 2022
Melissa S. Kearney, Peter Tufano, Jonathan Guryan and Erik Hurst
University of Maryland - Department of Economics, Harvard Business School, Northwestern University - Human Development and Social Policy (HDSP) Program and University of Chicago - Booth School of Business
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Explaining the Decline in the U.S. Employment-to-Population Ratio: A Review of the Evidence

NBER Working Paper No. w24333
Number of pages: 76 Posted: 21 Feb 2018 Last Revised: 27 Jun 2022
Katharine G. Abraham and Melissa S. Kearney
University of Maryland - Joint Program in Survey Methodology and Department of Economics and University of Maryland - Department of Economics
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State Lotteries and Consumer Behavior

NBER Working Paper No. w9330
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 16 Nov 2002 Last Revised: 01 Jul 2022
Melissa S. Kearney
University of Maryland - Department of Economics
Downloads 108 (350,544)
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The Polarization of the U.S. Labor Market

NBER Working Paper No. w11986
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 20 Apr 2006 Last Revised: 03 Apr 2022
David H. Autor, Lawrence F. Katz and Melissa S. Kearney
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Harvard University - Department of Economics and University of Maryland - Department of Economics
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Making Savers Winners: An Overview of Prize-Linked Saving Products

Pension Research Council WP 2010-36
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 13 Nov 2010
Melissa S. Kearney, Peter Tufano, Jonathan Guryan and Erik Hurst
University of Maryland - Department of Economics, Harvard Business School, Northwestern University - Human Development and Social Policy (HDSP) Program and University of Chicago - Booth School of Business
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lottery, prize, saving, accounts, income, products, households, gambling, investment

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Product Recalls, Imperfect Information, and Spillover Effects: Lessons from the Consumer Response to the 2007 Toy Recalls

NBER Working Paper No. w15183
Number of pages: 75 Posted: 28 Jul 2009 Last Revised: 27 Jun 2022
Seth Freedman, Melissa S. Kearney and Mara Lederman
Indiana University Bloomington - School of Public & Environmental Affairs (SPEA), University of Maryland - Department of Economics and University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management
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Why is the Teen Birth Rate in the United States so High and Why Does it Matter?

NBER Working Paper No. w17965
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 31 Mar 2012 Last Revised: 04 Aug 2022
Melissa S. Kearney and Phillip B. Levine
University of Maryland - Department of Economics and Wellesley College
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Subsidized Contraception, Fertility, and Sexual Behavior

NBER Working Paper No. w13045
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 27 Jun 2007 Last Revised: 25 Aug 2022
Melissa S. Kearney and Phillip B. Levine
University of Maryland - Department of Economics and Wellesley College
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Lucky Stores, Gambling, and Addiction: Empirical Evidence from State Lottery Sales

NBER Working Paper No. w11287
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 03 Jun 2005 Last Revised: 07 May 2022
Jonathan Guryan and Melissa S. Kearney
Northwestern University - Human Development and Social Policy (HDSP) Program and University of Maryland - Department of Economics
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Income Inequality and Early Non-Marital Childbearing: An Economic Exploration of the "Culture of Despair"

NBER Working Paper No. w17157
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 25 Jun 2011 Last Revised: 20 May 2022
Melissa S. Kearney and Phillip B. Levine
University of Maryland - Department of Economics and Wellesley College
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Early Childhood Education by MOOC: Lessons from Sesame Street

NBER Working Paper No. w21229
Number of pages: 69 Posted: 08 Jun 2015 Last Revised: 04 Jul 2022
Melissa S. Kearney and Phillip B. Levine
University of Maryland - Department of Economics and Wellesley College
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House Prices and Birth Rates: The Impact of the Real Estate Market on the Decision to Have a Baby

NBER Working Paper No. w17485
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 08 Oct 2011 Last Revised: 11 Apr 2022
Lisa J. Dettling and Melissa S. Kearney
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and University of Maryland - Department of Economics
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Is Lottery Gambling Addictive?

NBER Working Paper No. w14742
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 21 Feb 2009 Last Revised: 14 Apr 2022
Jonathan Guryan and Melissa S. Kearney
Northwestern University - Human Development and Social Policy (HDSP) Program and University of Maryland - Department of Economics
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Parental Education and Parental Time with Children

NBER Working Paper No. w13993
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 16 May 2008 Last Revised: 26 Sep 2022
Jonathan Guryan, Erik Hurst and Melissa S. Kearney
Northwestern University - Human Development and Social Policy (HDSP) Program, University of Chicago - Booth School of Business and University of Maryland - Department of Economics
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Socioeconomic Disadvantage and Early Childbearing

NBER Working Paper No. w13436
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 24 Sep 2007 Last Revised: 20 Mar 2022
Melissa S. Kearney and Phillip B. Levine
University of Maryland - Department of Economics and Wellesley College
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Income Inequality, Social Mobility, and the Decision to Drop Out of High School

NBER Working Paper No. w20195
Number of pages: 73 Posted: 11 Jun 2014 Last Revised: 07 Sep 2022
Melissa S. Kearney and Phillip B. Levine
University of Maryland - Department of Economics and Wellesley College
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Is There an Effect of Incremental Welfare Benefits on Fertility Behavior? A Look at the Family Cap

NBER Working Paper No. w9093
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 01 Aug 2002 Last Revised: 08 May 2022
Melissa S. Kearney
University of Maryland - Department of Economics
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The Role of Childcare Challenges in the Us Jobs Market Recovery During the Covid-19 Pandemic

NBER Working Paper No. w28934
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 21 Jun 2021 Last Revised: 24 Jul 2022
Jason Furman, Melissa S. Kearney and Wilson Powell
Harvard Kennedy School, University of Maryland - Department of Economics and Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)
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The Role of Childcare Challenges in the US Jobs Market Recovery during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Peterson Institute for International Economics Working Paper No. 21-8
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 29 Jun 2021
Jason Furman, Melissa S. Kearney and Wilson Powell
Harvard Kennedy School, University of Maryland - Department of Economics and Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)
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Labor markets, Employment, COVID-19, Parents, United States

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Increasing Community College Completion Rates Among Low-Income Students: Evidence from a Randomized Controlled Trial Evaluation of a Case Management Intervention

NBER Working Paper No. w24150
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 28 Dec 2017 Last Revised: 27 Jun 2022
University of Notre Dame, University of Maryland - Department of Economics, University of Notre Dame and University of Notre Dame - Department of Economics and Econometrics
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Explaining Recent Trends in the U.S. Teen Birth Rate

NBER Working Paper No. w17964
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 31 Mar 2012 Last Revised: 03 Aug 2022
Melissa S. Kearney and Phillip B. Levine
University of Maryland - Department of Economics and Wellesley College
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The Economics of Non-Marital Childbearing and the “Marriage Premium for Children”

NBER Working Paper No. w23230
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 19 Mar 2017 Last Revised: 23 Jun 2022
Melissa S. Kearney and Phillip B. Levine
University of Maryland - Department of Economics and Wellesley College
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The Impact of Child Ssi Enrollment on Household Outcomes: Evidence from the Survey of Income and Program Participation

NBER Working Paper No. w11568
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 27 Oct 2006 Last Revised: 12 Aug 2022
Mark Duggan and Melissa S. Kearney
University of Maryland - Department of Economics and University of Maryland - Department of Economics
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Do Lottery Payments Induce Savings Behavior: Evidence from the Lab

NBER Working Paper No. w19130
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 18 Jun 2013 Last Revised: 10 Apr 2022
University of Maryland - Economics, Northwestern University - Human Development and Social Policy (HDSP) Program, University of Texas at Dallas, University of Maryland - Department of Economics and University of Maryland
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Male Earnings, Marriageable Men, and Nonmarital Fertility: Evidence from the Fracking Boom

NBER Working Paper No. w23408
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 18 May 2017 Last Revised: 18 Jun 2022
Melissa S. Kearney and Riley Wilson
University of Maryland - Department of Economics and Brigham Young University
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College Attainment, Income Inequality, and Economic Security: A Simulation Exercise

Number of pages: 42 Posted: 05 Mar 2020
Brad Hershbein, Melissa S. Kearney and Luke Pardue
W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, University of Maryland - Department of Economics and University of Maryland - Department of Economics
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education, college attainment, income inequality, earnings distribution, economic security poverty

College Attainment, Income Inequality, and Economic Security: A Simulation Exercise

NBER Working Paper No. w26747
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 11 Feb 2020 Last Revised: 01 Aug 2022
Brad Hershbein, Melissa S. Kearney and Luke Pardue
W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, University of Maryland - Department of Economics and University of Maryland - Department of Economics
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The Us Covid-19 Baby Bust and Rebound

NBER Working Paper No. w30000
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 16 May 2022 Last Revised: 19 May 2022
Melissa S. Kearney and Phillip Levine
University of Maryland - Department of Economics and Wellesley College
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The Supplemental Security Income (Ssi) Program

NBER Working Paper No. w21209
Number of pages: 78 Posted: 01 Jun 2015 Last Revised: 15 Jun 2022
Mark Duggan, Melissa S. Kearney and Stephanie Rennane
Stanford University - Department of Economics, University of Maryland - Department of Economics and RAND Corporation
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Comprehensive Approaches to Increasing Student Completion in Higher Education: A Survey of the Landscape

NBER Working Paper No. w28046
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 09 Nov 2020 Last Revised: 20 Aug 2022
Rachel Fulcher Dawson, Melissa S. Kearney and James X. Sullivan
University of Notre Dame, University of Maryland - Department of Economics and University of Notre Dame - Department of Economics and Econometrics
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The “College Gap” in Marriage and Children's Family Structure

NBER Working Paper No. w30078
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 30 May 2022 Last Revised: 04 Jun 2022
Melissa S. Kearney
University of Maryland - Department of Economics
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The Puzzle of Falling Us Birth Rates Since the Great Recession

NBER Working Paper No. w29286
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 27 Sep 2021 Last Revised: 10 Jul 2022
Melissa S. Kearney, Phillip Levine and Luke Pardue
University of Maryland - Department of Economics, Wellesley College and University of Maryland - Department of Economics
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Disability Insurance in the Great Recession: Ease of Access, Program Enrollment, and Local Hysteresis

NBER Working Paper No. w28725
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 03 May 2021 Last Revised: 27 Jun 2022
Melissa S. Kearney, Brendan M. Price and Riley Wilson
University of Maryland - Department of Economics, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and Brigham Young University
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The Economics of Nonmarital Childbearing and the Marriage Premium for Children

Annual Review of Economics, Vol. 9, pp. 327-352, 2017
Posted: 14 Aug 2017
Melissa S. Kearney and Phillip B. Levine
University of Maryland - Department of Economics and Wellesley College

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The Family Formation Response to a Localized Economic Shock: Evidence from the Fracking Boom

Posted: 10 Nov 2016
Melissa S. Kearney and Riley Wilson
University of Maryland - Department of Economics and Brigham Young University

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Non-Marital Birth, Fertility, Family Formation, Fracking

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Universal Basic Income (UBI) as a Policy Response to Current Challenges

Maintaining the Strength of American Capitalism, ed. Melissa S. Kearney and Amy Ganz (Washington D.C.: Aspen Institute Press, 2019)
Number of pages: 18
Melissa S. Kearney and Magne Mogstad
University of Maryland - Department of Economics and University of Chicago
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Universal basic income, UBI, inequality, mobility, opportunity, economic, government, subsidies, workers

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A Policy Agenda to Develop Human Capital for the Modern Economy

Expanding Economic Opportunity for More Americans, ed. Melissa S. Kearney and Amy Ganz (Washington D.C.: Aspen Institute Press, 2019)
Number of pages: 24
Austan Goolsbee, R. Glenn Hubbard, Melissa S. Kearney and Amy Ganz
University of Chicago - Booth School of Business, Columbia University - Columbia Business School, Finance, University of Maryland - Department of Economics and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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human capital, vocational training, education, community college, government, program, college-educated, postsecondary, labor market