Texas Tech University, USA, and IZA, Germany
IZA World of Labor role
Associate Professor and Co-Director of the PhD Program in Personal Financial Planning, Department of Personal Financial Planning, Texas Tech University, USA
Time allocation, labor economics, household and family economics, microeconomics
Social Science Analyst, US Bureau of the Census, Center for Economic Studies, 2000–2002; Assistant Professor, Ohio University, Department of Economics, 2002–2008; Associate Professor, Ohio University, Department of Economics, 2008–2013
PhD Economics, The George Washington University, 2002
“Parental child care in single parent, cohabiting, and married couple families: Time diary evidence from the United Kingdom.” American Economic Review 95:2 (2005): 194–198 (with D. C. Ribar and L. Stratton).
“Parental transfers, student achievement, and the labor supply of college students.” Journal of Population Economics 23:2 (2010): 469–496 (with S. Wulff Pabilonia).
“Time poverty thresholds and rates for the U.S. population.” Social Indicators Research 104:1 (2011): 129–155 (with K. S. Hamrick and M. Andrews).
“Time to work or time to play: The effect of student employment on homework, sleep, and screen time.” Labour Economics 19:2 (2012): 211–221 (with S. Wulff Pabilonia).
“Measuring the relative productivity of multitasking to sole-tasking in household production: Experimental evidence.” Applied Economics 47:18 (2015): 1847–1862 (with G. Foster).
Minimum wages reduce entry-level jobs, training, and lifetime incomeCharlene Marie Kalenkoski, March 2016Policymakers often propose a minimum wage as a means of raising incomes and lifting workers out of poverty. However, improvements in some young workers’ incomes as a result of a minimum wage come at a cost to others. Minimum wages reduce employment opportunities for youths and create unemployment. Workers miss out on on-the-job training opportunities that would have been paid for by reduced wages upfront but would have resulted in higher wages later. Youths who cannot find jobs must be supported by their families or by the social welfare system. Delayed entry into the labor market reduces the lifetime income stream of young unskilled workers.MoreLess