American University and NBER, USA, and IZA, Germany
IZA World of Labor role
Author, Topic spokesperson
Professor, Department of Public Administration & Policy, American University, Washington, DC, USA
Health economics, demographic economics, economics of crime
Positions/functions as a policy advisor
Consultant to the World Bank
Professor of Economics in the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University, USA
PhD Economics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2001
"Is there a link between foreclosure and health?" American Economic Journal: Economic Policy (Forthcoming) (with J. Currie).
"Understanding the cycle: Childhood maltreatment and future crime." Journal of Human Resources 47:2 (2012): 509–549 (with J. Currie).
"Ugly criminals." The Review of Economics and Statistics 92:1 (2010): 15–30 (with H. N. Mocan).
"Childcare subsidies, wages, and employment of single mothers." Journal of Human Resources 42:2 (2007).
"Nonprofit sector and part-time work: An analysis of employer-employee matched data on child care workers." The Review of Economics and Statistics 85:1 (2003): 38–50 (with H. N. Mocan).
Childcare subsidy policy: What it can and cannot accomplish
What are the implications of childcare subsidies for care quality, family well-being, and child development?Erdal Tekin, July 2014Most public expenditure on childcare in the US is made through a federal program, the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF), established as part of landmark welfare reform legislation in 1996. The main goal of the reform was to increase employment and reduce welfare dependence among low-income families. Childcare subsidies have been effective in enabling parents to work, but apparently at some cost to the well-being of parents and children.MoreLess