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|September 4, 2022||Lingering Effects of COVID on WorkThe U.S. is still about 1.0 percent below its pre-COVID participation rate.|
|August 14, 2022||SB1 Will Be Deeply Damaging to Indiana’s EconomyPublic policy is about trade-offs, it is just imperative to know what they are.|
|July 31, 2022||Trying to Measure the Effect of Abortion Bans on Our EconomyThe effect we see right now is vastly different from what we’ll see in a few years.|
|May 8, 2022||The Lives of Mothers Through the Last CenturyThe women of the 20th century witnessed the most stunning technological and economic growth.|
|March 13, 2022||Economic Lessons From America’s Most Experienced Avon LadyJob flexibility is just as appealing to workers today as it was to housewives half a century ago.|
|October 10, 2021||COVID and the Risks of Medical Care Delays As we think about the longer-term effects of COVID, we must consider how many people have deferred medical care because of the disease.|
|May 9, 2021||Mother’s Day Thoughts in the Wake of COVIDThe experience of women in the labor force has differed from that of men in key respects.|
|May 10, 2020||Mother’s Day and Unmeasured EconomicsA disproportionate share of unmeasured work falls to women, particularly those who happen to have kids.|
|April 15, 2018||We Need Better Thinking About the Gender Pay GapPay gaps are due primarily to occupational, educational and family choices.|
|August 20, 2017||How an Economic Study WorksEconomic research can help us identify the real problems instead of trying to remedy vague or fictitious ones.|
|July 6, 2014||Court Rulings Uphold FreedomSome issues should stay as matters of individual conscience, not public policy.|
|May 11, 2014||Some Economic Consequences of MotherhoodMany women make great sacrifices for motherhood at the expense of their careers.|
|April 27, 2014||Some Truth of Men’s and Women’s WagesOccupation, education, job tenure and experience explain almost all wage differences; gender, almost none.|
Increasing Importance of Summer JobsThese jobs offer an opportunity to learn as well as earn money.
Educational Attainment, the 21st Century Fund and the Future of SchoolingIndiana ranks 42nd in educational attainment.
Big Savings for Ending Prevailing WageMy statistical models show that repealing state prevailing wage laws save taxpayers money.
Re-Thinking Economic Development A large share of the most mobile families—perhaps half—no longer need to live near where they work.View archives