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 (32)

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: 25 Jul 2009
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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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 263 (129,615)
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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: 02 Feb 2006
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: 07 Mar 2015
Melissa S. Kearney
University of Maryland - Department of Economics
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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: 19 Feb 2014
Melissa S. Kearney and Phillip B. Levine
University of Maryland - Department of Economics and Wellesley College
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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
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teen childbearing, media

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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: 30 Apr 2013
Melissa S. Kearney, Peter Tufano, Jonathan Guryan and Erik Hurst
University of Maryland - Department of Economics, University of Oxford - Said Business School, Northwestern University - Human Development and Social Policy (HDSP) Program and University of Chicago - Booth School of Business
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State Lotteries and Consumer Behavior

NBER Working Paper No. w9330
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 16 Nov 2002 Last Revised: 30 Oct 2010
Melissa S. Kearney
University of Maryland - Department of Economics
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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
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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The Polarization of the U.S. Labor Market

NBER Working Paper No. w11986
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 20 Apr 2006
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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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: 28 Jun 2010
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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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, University of Oxford - Said 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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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
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 2010
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
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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Early Childhood Education by MOOC: Lessons from Sesame Street

NBER Working Paper No. w21229
Number of pages: 69 Posted: 08 Jun 2015 Last Revised: 18 Jun 2015
Melissa S. Kearney and Phillip B. Levine
University of Maryland - Department of Economics and Wellesley College
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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: 30 Jun 2011
Melissa S. Kearney and Phillip B. Levine
University of Maryland - Department of Economics and Wellesley College
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Socioeconomic Disadvantage and Early Childbearing

NBER Working Paper No. w13436
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 24 Sep 2007 Last Revised: 19 Sep 2010
Melissa S. Kearney and Phillip B. Levine
University of Maryland - Department of Economics and Wellesley College
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Is Lottery Gambling Addictive?

NBER Working Paper No. w14742
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 21 Feb 2009 Last Revised: 03 Oct 2010
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, Social Mobility, and the Decision to Drop Out of High School

NBER Working Paper No. w20195
Number of pages: 73 Posted: 11 Jun 2014
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
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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Parental Education and Parental Time with Children

NBER Working Paper No. w13993
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 16 May 2008 Last Revised: 17 Aug 2014
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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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: 27 Oct 2009
Melissa S. Kearney
University of Maryland - Department of Economics
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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
Melissa S. Kearney and Phillip B. Levine
University of Maryland - Department of Economics and Wellesley College
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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
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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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 2010
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
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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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: 21 Mar 2017
Melissa S. Kearney and Phillip B. Levine
University of Maryland - Department of Economics and Wellesley College
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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
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
Brad Hershbein, Melissa S. Kearney and Luke W. 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 Supplemental Security Income (Ssi) Program

NBER Working Paper No. w21209
Number of pages: 78 Posted: 01 Jun 2015 Last Revised: 06 Jun 2015
Mark Duggan, Melissa S. Kearney and Stephanie Rennane
Stanford University - Department of Economics, University of Maryland - Department of Economics and University of Maryland
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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