Leslie S. Stratton

Virginia Commonwealth University, USA, and IZA, Germany

I am pleased to have been able to contribute to this policy focused forum and delighted in the breadth of topics covered

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Professor and Chair of Economics, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA

Research interest

Interaction between market and nonmarket activities: employment decisions, college enrolment patterns, and household production

Past positions

Assistant Professor, University of Arizona


PhD Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1989

Selected publications

  • "What women want (their men to do): Housework and satisfaction in Australian households." Feminist Economics 25:3 (2019): 23–47 (with G. Foster).

  • "Modeling completion of vocational education: The role of academic achievement and program type." The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy 18:4 (2018): 1–17 (with N. Datta Gupta, D. Reimer, and A. Holm).

  • "Do significant life events change who does the chores? Paid work, housework, and power in mixed-gender Australian households." Journal of Population Economics 31:2 (2018): 483–519 (with G. Foster).

  • “Maids, appliances, and couples’ housework: The demand for inputs to domestic production.” Economica 81:323 (2014): 445–467 (with E. G. F. Stancanelli).

  • “The influence of wages on parents’ allocations of time to child care and market work in the United Kingdom.” Journal of Population Economics 22:2 (2009): 399–419 (with C. M. Kalenkoski and D. C. Ribar).