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 of Economics, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA

Research interest

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

Positions/functions as a policy advisor

Unemployment insurance trust fund advisor, Virginia State

Past positions

Assistant Professor, University of Arizona


PhD Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1989

Selected publications

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

  • “The role of preferences and opportunity costs in determining the time allocated to housework.” American Economic Review, Papers and Proceedings 102:3 (2012): 606–611.

  • “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).

  • “Intrahousehold specialization in housework in the United States and Denmark.” Social Science Quarterly 89:4 (2008): 1023–1043 (with J. Bonke, M. Deding, and M. Lausten).

  • “Housework, fixed effects, and wages of married workers.” Journal of Human Resources 32:2 (1997): 285–307 (with J. Hersch).