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1. Introduction: Women, the Economy, and Economics Susan L. Averett, Laura M. Argys, and Saul D. Hoffman Part I. Marriage and Fertility 2. Marriage-Market Search and Sorting: Explanations and Evidence Hani Mansour and Terra McKinnish 3. Marriage and Marriage Markets Shoshana Grossbard 4. Marital Instability in the United States: Trends, Driving Forces, and Implications for Children Evelyn L. Lehrer and Yeon Jeong Son 5. Marriage Markets in Developing Countries S Anukriti and Shatanjaya Dasgupta 6. Fertility Issues and Policy in Developing Countries Claus C. Poertner 7. Fertility Issues in Developed Countries Alicia Adsera and Ana Ferrer 8. Fertility Policy in Developed Countries Leonard M. Lopoo and Kerri M. Raissian 9. Nonmarital and Teen Fertility Jason M. Fletcher and Jessica Polos 10. Access and Use of Contraception and Its Effects on Women's Outcomes in the United States Martha J. Bailey and Jason M. Lindo 11. Child Gender and the Family Elaina Rose 12. Maternal Socioeconomic Status and the Well-Being of the Next Generation(s) Kasey S. Buckles 13. US Child Care Policy and Economic Impacts Jean Kimmel and Rachel Connelly 14. Maternity and Family Leave Policy Maya Rossin-Slater Part II. Women in the Labor Market 15. The Causes and Consequences of Increased Female Education and Labor Force Participation in Developing Countries Rachel Heath and Seema Jayachandran 16. The Gender Wage Gap in Developed Countries Astrid Kunze 17. Women, Work, and Family Francine D. Blau and Anne E. Winkler 18. Occupation and Gender Patricia Cortes and Jessica Pan 19. Taxes, Transfers, and Women's Labor Supply in the United States Melanie Guldi and Lucie Schmidt 20. Gender Differences in Behavioral Traits and Labor Market Outcomes Olga Shurchkov and Catherine C. Eckel 21. Biology and Gender in the Labor Market Deborah A. Cobb-Clark 22. Women and Leadership Amalia R. Miller 23. Women in the Workplace and Management Practices: Theory and Evidence Takao Kato and Naomi Kodama 24. Racial Differences in American Women's Labor Market Outcomes: A Long-Run View William J. Collins and Michael Q. Moody 25. Women and the Labor Market: A Feminist Perspective Joyce P. Jacobsen Part III. Special Topics 26. Gender: A Historical Perspective Paola Giuliano 27. Understanding Differences in Mortality and Morbidity by Sex: The Role of Biological, Social, and Economic Factors Barbara Schone 28. Women's Labor Market Status and Economic Development Nidhiya Menon and Yana van der Meulen Rodgers 29. Women and Migration Francisca M. Antman 30. The Care Penalty and Gender Inequality Nancy Folbre 31. Women and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM): Are Differences in Education and Careers Due to Stereotypes, Interests, or Family? Shulamit Kahn and Donna Ginther 32. Women's Homelessness: International Evidence on Causes, Consequences, Coping, and Policies Guy Johnson, David C. Ribar, and Anna Zhu

About the Author

Susan L. Averett is the Charles A. Dana Professor of Economics at Lafayette College. She has published widely on topics at the intersection of health and demographic/labor economics. With co-author Saul D. Hoffman, she is the author of Women and the Economy: Family, Work, and Pay (3rd edition, 2016), an economics textbook on women's family and work issues, published by Palgrave Macmillan. She served on the board of the American Economic Association's Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession and is a Research Fellow at the Institute for Labor Research in Bonn, Germany. Laura M. Argys is Professor of Economics and Associate Dean for Research and Creative Activities at the University of Colorado, Denver. She is well known for her research on the impact of health, education, and welfare policies on the economic well-being of families and children. Her work has been funded by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and the American Education Finance Association, and she is currently a Research Fellow at the Institute for Labor Research in Bonn, Germany. Saul D. Hoffman is Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of Delaware and Visiting Professor of Economics at the University of Colorado, Denver. He has published widely in topics in labor economics and economic demography. He is the author of By the Numbers: The Public Costs of Teen Childbearing and co-editor of Kids Having Kids (2nd Edition), to which he also contributed several chapters. With co-author Susan Averett, he is the author of Women and the Economy: Family, Work, and Pay (3rd edition, 2016), an economics textbook on women's family and work issues, published by Palgrave Macmillan.

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