University of Missouri-St. Louis, USA, and IZA, Germany
IZA World of Labor role
Professor of Economics, University of Missouri-St. Louis
Economics of the family, economics of gender, welfare and poverty
PhD Economics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1989
The Economics of Women, Men and Work, 9th edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2021 (with F. D. Blau).
“Investigating the biomedical workforce: Gender, field of training, and retention.” Science & Public Policy 46:6 (2019): 913–926 (with S. G. Levin and M. T. Allison).
“Welfare rules, incentives, and family structure.” Journal of Human Resources 55:1 (2020): 1–42 (with R. Moffitt and B. Phelan).
“Women, work, and family.” In: Averett, S. L., L. M. Argys, and S. D. Hoffman (eds). The Oxford Handbook of Women and the Economy. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018 (with F. D. Blau).
“The impact of information technology on academic scientists’ productivity and collaboration patterns.” Management Science 56:9 (2010): 1439–1461 (with W. Ding, S. G. Levin, and P. E. Stephan).
Women’s labor force participation Updated
Family-friendly policies increase women’s labor force participation, benefiting them, their families, and society at largeAnne E. Winkler, February 2022Female labor force participation is mainly driven by the value of their market wages versus the value of their non-market time. Labor force participation varies considerably across countries. To understand this international variation, it is important to further consider differences across countries in institutions, non-economic factors such as cultural norms, and public policies. Such differences provide important insights into what actions countries might take to further increase women's participation in the labor market.MoreLess