EDUCATION2010 PhD, Applied Economics, University of Minnesota
2002 Master of Public Policy and Social Work, University of Minnesota
1999 Bachelor of Science, Spanish and Family Social Science, University of Minnesota
CURRENT POSITION(S)2018- Principal Economist/Senior Advisor for Evaluations and Experiments, U.S. Census Bureau
2018- Adjunct Professor/Visiting Research Scholar, Department of Economics, University of Maryland
2003- Co-Owner/COO, Heggeness-Bascuñán Household Enterprise, “Raising awesome, semi well-rounded humans since 2008”
PAST POSITIONS 2019-2020 Visiting Scholar, Opportunity and Inclusive Growth Institute, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
2016-2018 Chief, Longitudinal Research, Evaluation, and Outreach Branch, U.S. Census Bureau
2010-2016 Research Economist, U.S. Federal Government [USDOL/Census/NIH]
2010 Visiting Instructor, Department of Economics, Carleton College
2009 Visiting Scholar, Department of Economics, University of Chile
2002-2005 Senior/Principal (since 2004) Planning Analyst, Hennepin County
2000-2010 Lecturer, RA, & TA (gap 02-05), University of Minnesota
COURSES TAUGHTPolicy Analysis and Evaluation, Economic Demography, Microeconomics of Development, Statistics, Writing for Planners and Public Policy Makers
JOURNAL ARTICLESGideon, Michael, Misty L. Heggeness, Marta Murray-Close, and Samuel L. Myers, Jr., forthcoming, “Consider the Source: How Source Data Influence Estimated Returns to Human Capital and Determinants of the Black-White Earnings Gap,” Journal of Income Distribution.
Horrigan, Michael, Misty L. Heggeness, Kate Bahn, and Michael R. Strain, 2022, "Is There a Labor Shortage?" Business Economics, 57(1).
Azoulay, Pierre, Wesley H. Greenblatt, and Misty L. Heggeness, 2021, “Long-Term Effects from Early Exposure to Research: Evidence from the NIH Yellow Berets,” Research Policy, 50(9), 104332. [NBER Preprint]
Heggeness, Misty L., 2020, “Estimating the Immediate Impact of the COVID-19 Shock on Parental Attachment to the Labor Market and the Double Bind of Mothers,” Review of Economics of the Household, 18(4), 1053-1078. [Preprint] [Replication Archive]
Donna K. Ginther, and Misty L. Heggeness, 2020, “Administrative Discretion in Scientific Funding: Evidence from a Prestigious Postdoctoral Training Program,” Research Policy, 49(4), 103953. [NBER Preprint]
Heggeness, Misty L., 2020, “Improving Child Welfare in Middle Income Countries: The Unintended Consequence of a Pro-Homemaker Divorce Law and Wait Time to Divorce,” Journal of Development Economics, 143, 102405. [Preprint] [Replication Archive]
Brown, J. David, Misty L. Heggeness, Suzanne M. Dorinski, Lawrence Warren, and Moises Yi, 2019, “Predicting the Effects of Adding a Citizenship Question to the 2020 Census,” Demography, 56(4), 1173-1194. [Preprint] [IZA Preprint (original)] [Replication Archive]
Heggeness, Misty L., Kearney Gunsalus, Jose Pacas, and Gary McDowell, 2017, “The New Face of US Science,” Nature, 541, 21-23. [SJS Preprint]
Plank-Bazinet, Jennifer L., Misty L. Heggeness, P. Kay Lund, and Janine Austin Clayton, 2017, “Women’s Careers in Biomedical Sciences: Implications for the Economy, Scientific Discovery, and Women’s Health,” Journal of Women’s Health, 26(5), 535-539.
Heggeness, Misty L., Frances Carter-Johnson, Walter T. Schaffer, and Sally J. Rockey, 2016, “Policy Implications of Aging in the NIH-Funded Workforce,” Cell Stem Cell, 19, 15-18.
Heggeness, Misty L., Lisa Evans, Jennifer Reineke Pohlhaus, and Sherry Mills, 2016, “Measuring Diversity of the NIH-Funded Workforce,” Academic Medicine, 91, 1164-1172.
Heggeness, Misty L., and Elizabeth E. Davis, 2010, “Factors Influencing Length of Stay in Out-of-Home Placements: Are Human Services and Corrections Placements Different?” Children and Youth Services Review, 32(5), 749-757. [Technical Report]
Ruggles, Steven, and Misty L. Heggeness, 2008, “Intergenerational Coresidence in Developing Countries,” Population and Development Review, 34(2), 253-281.
JOURNAL ARTICLES IN PROCESSHeggeness, Misty L., Donna K. Ginther, Maria I. Larenas, and Frances D. Carter-Johnson, Revise & Resubmit, “The Impact of Postdoctoral Fellowships on a Future Independent Career in Federally Funded Biomedical Research.” [NBER Preprint]
JOURNAL ARTICLES IN PROCESS
Azoulay, Pierre, Misty L. Heggeness, Jennifer L. Kao, Under Review, “Medical Research and Health Care Finance: Evidence from Academic Medical Centers.” [NBER Preprint]
Heggeness, Misty L., and Palak Suri, Under Review, “Telework, Childcare, and Mothers' Labor Supply.” [Preprint] [Replication Archive]
TECHNICAL REPORTS & POLICY BRIEFSHeggeness, Misty L., and Rochelle Williams, 2021, “The Impact of COVID-19 on Collaboration, Mentorship and Sponsorship, and Role of Networks and Professional Organizations,” Paper commissioned by the Committee on Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Washington D.C.
TECHNICAL REPORTS & POLICY BRIEFS
Abowd, John A., William R. Bell, J. David Brown, Michael B. Hawes, Misty L. Heggeness, Andrew D. Keller, Vincent T. Mule Jr., Joseph L. Schafer, Matthew Spence, Lawrence Warren, and Moises Yi, 2020, “Determination of the 2020 U.S. Citizen Voting Age Population (CVAP) Using Administrative Records and Statistical Methodology Technical Report,” Center for Economic Studies Working Paper No. 20-33, U.S. Census Bureau, Washington D.C.
Heggeness, Misty L., 2020, “The Need for Data Innovation in the Time of COVID-19,” Opportunity and Inclusive Growth Institute (OIGI) Policy Brief, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, Minneapolis, MN.
Hokayem, Charles, and Misty L. Heggeness, 2014, “Living In Near Poverty in the United States, 1966-2012,” P60 Report – P60-248 (March), U.S. Census Bureau, Washington D.C. [Preprint]
WORKING PAPERS/PREPRINTS (not linked above)Murray-Close, Marta, and Misty L. Heggeness, 2019, “Manning Up and Womaning Down: How Husbands and Wives Report Their Earnings When She Earns More,” Opportunity and Inclusive Growth Institute Working Paper No. 28, Federal Reserve, Minneapolis, MN.
WORKING PAPERS/PREPRINTS (not linked above)
Brown, David, Misty L. Heggeness, Suzanne Dorinski, Lawrence Warren, and Moises Yi, 2018, “Understanding the Quality of Alternative Citizenship Data Sources for the 2020 Census,” Center for Economic Studies Working Paper No. 18-38r, U.S. Census Bureau, Washington, D.C. [Replication Archive]
Colby, Sandra, Jose Debora, and Misty L. Heggeness, 2017, “Evaluating Self-Report of SNAP Food Assistance in the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP),” SEHSD Working Paper No. 2017-03, U.S. Census Bureau, Washington DC.
Edmonds, Eric V., and Misty L. Heggeness, 2014, “A Century of Adolescent Employment in the United States: 1870-1970.”
Hokayem, Charles, and Misty L. Heggeness, 2014, “Factors Influencing Transitions into and Out of Near Poverty: 2004-2012,” SEHSD Working Paper No. 2014-05, U.S. Census Bureau, Washington DC.
Heggeness, Misty L., 2013, “Decomposing Trends in Lone Mothers’ Educational Attainment, Labor Market Outcomes, and Poverty,” SEHSD Working Paper No. 2013-09, U.S. Census Bureau, Washington DC.
Heggeness, Misty L., and Laryssa Mykyta, 2012, “Changing the Face of Poor Lone Mothers: Understanding How Alternative Poverty Definitions Change the Composition of Lone Mother Families Living in Poverty,” SEHSD Working Paper No. 2012-15, U.S. Census Bureau, Washington DC.
Heggeness, Misty L., Trent Alexander, and Sharon Stern, 2012, “Alternative Strategies for Grouping People into Resource Units: Measuring Poverty in the American Community Survey,” SEHSD Working Paper No. 2012-09, U.S. Census Bureau, Washington DC.
CURRENT RESEARCHHeggeness, Misty L., “Marital Instability, Economic Opportunity, and Development”
Heggeness, Misty L., and J. David Brown, “The Impact of Asking About Citizenship on Survey Response: A Randomized Control Trial”
Heggeness, Misty L., “The Mismeasurement of Single Mothers and Implications for Development Policy”
Edmonds, Eric V., and Misty L. Heggeness, “The Trade-Off between Schooling and Work: Evidence from a School-Day Extension Program”
Heggeness, Misty L., and Edward Olivares, “Do Voucher Incentives Improve the Reporting Accuracy of Earnings in Household Surveys?”
Barrera, Sergio, and Misty L. Heggeness, “The Influence of Living Arrangements, Education, and Work on the Outcomes of Single Mothers”
EDITORIALS and BLOGSHeggeness, Misty L., 2021, “The Minnesota Mom,” Substack Newsletter, November 19.
EDITORIALS and BLOGS
Heggeness, Misty L., 2021, “Child Care Is Holding Workers Back in This Recovery,” The Hill, June 7.
Heggeness, Misty L., 2021, “How the Pandemic Changed Me - From Warrior to Housemaid,” Medium, May 21. Heggeness, Misty L., 2021, “Why Is It So Hard to Understand Women and Work?” Substack Newsletter, May 15.
Heggeness, Misty L., 2021, “Getting Women Back to Work Is Not Enough,” The Commons (via The Initiative for Policy Dialogue), May 11.
Heggeness, Misty L., 2021, “Ambitious While Female (and Economist),” Substack Newsletter, April 15.
Heggeness, Misty L., 2021, “Why We Should Put Moms in Charge,” The Hill, April 5.
Heggeness, Misty L., 2021, “Vulnerable in the Hands of Leaders,” Medium, March 30.
Heggeness, Misty L., Jason M. Fields, Yazmin A. Garcia Trejo, and Anthony Schulzetenberg, 2021, “Moms, Work, and the Pandemic,” America Counts: Stories Behind the Numbers, Census Bureau, March 3.
Heggeness, Misty L., 2021, “The Pandemic Is Burning Women's Careers Into Ashes and Dust,” Medium, February 10.
Heggeness, Misty L., 2020, “Is the Pandemic Telling Us How to Fix Gender Inequalities in the Workplace?” Medium [Short in Thrive Global], September 9.
Heggeness, Misty L., and Jason M. Fields, 2020, “Parents Juggle Work and Child Care During Pandemic,” America Counts: Stories Behind the Numbers, U.S. Census Bureau, Aug 18.
Heggeness, Misty L., 2020, “COVID-19 Gave My Career Mild Depression and Other Pandemic Tales,” Medium, Aug 8.
Heggeness, Misty L., 2020, “Coronavirus Will Erase Progress in Gender Equality Unless We Act Now,” The Hill, July 14.
Heggeness, Misty L., 2019, “The Up Side of Divorce?” America Counts: Stories Behind the Numbers, U.S. Census Bureau, December 18.
Heggeness, Misty L., 2019, “Who Said Being a PhD Job Market Candidate Would Be Easy? Finding that Perfect-for-You Job,” Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession (CSWEP) Newsletter, Issue II, American Economic Association, October 2.
Heggeness, Misty L. and Julia Coombs, 2019, “How We Develop and Improve the Census,” America Counts: Stories Behind the Numbers, U.S. Census Bureau, July 31.
Heggeness, Misty L., 2018, “Shhh....I Make More than My Husband,” America Counts: Stories Behind the Numbers, U.S. Census Bureau, July 16.
Heggeness, Misty L., 2018, “A Better Way to Measure Poverty,” America Counts: Stories Behind the Numbers, U.S. Census Bureau, June 19.
Heggeness, Misty L., Marta Murray-Close, and Kathryn Stevens, 2017, “Advancing Big Data and Social Science at the Census Bureau,” Research Matters, U.S. Census Bureau, November 2.
Heggeness, Misty L., 2017, “Improving Household Statistics through Data Innovation,” Research Matters, U.S. Census Bureau, April 27.
Heggeness, Misty L., 2016, “Accurately Measuring Workforce Diversity: Why It Matters,” AM Rounds: Beyond the Pages of Academic Medicine, Association of American Medical Colleges, August 16.
Larenas, Maria Isabel, and Misty L. Heggeness, 2016, “¿Se puede avanzar al desarrollo a través de la ciencia?” [Can Economic Development Advance Through Scientific Investments?] El Mercurio, January 7.
INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE 2019 U.S. representative at the World Bank/Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) Statistical Modernization Workshop (Brasília, Brazil)2018 U.S. representative at the International Census Forum (Edinburgh, Scotland)2011 U.S. representative monitoring the implementation of an RCT for a project to eliminate child labor (Santa Cruz, Bolivia)2011 U.S. representative advancing a monitoring and evaluation plan by the ILO’s International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour (IPEC) (Accra, Ghana)2011 Participant at an IZA Workshop on Child Labor in Developing Countries (Mexico City, Mexico)2009 Dissertation work including interviews and data collection (Santiago, Chile)2001 Internship with the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (Santiago, Chile)2000 International Summer School, University of Oslo (Oslo, Norway)1997-1999 Study abroad/household survey enumerator (Mérida, Venezuela)1996 Study abroad (Cuernavaca, México)
AWARDS, HONORS, and FUNDING FOR RESEARCH and TRAINING2019 U.S. Department of Commerce Bronze Medal Award2015 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of the Director Honor Award2015 Population Association of America Poster Award2010 IPUMS-International Research Award for Best Contribution to Graduate Student Research2009 University of Minnesota Graduate School Activity Grant2009 Center for International Food and Agricultural Policy Research Grant2008-2009 University of Minnesota Graduate School Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowship Award2007 Center for Urban and Regional Affairs Research Grant (with Elizabeth E. Davis)1999-2002 Federal IV-E Child Welfare Scholarship Award 2001 MacArthur Foundation Travel Award2001 Center on Women and Public Policy Travel Grant1999 Magna cum Laude, University of Minnesota1998-1999 Katherine E. Sullivan Scholarship Award1996-1999 College of Human Ecology Honors
AWARDS, HONORS, and FUNDING FOR RESEARCH and TRAINING
GRANT and CONTRACT MANAGEMENT2021-2022 Around $20,000 from the NBER Gender and the Economy Program/Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to study economic shocks and gender2013-2016 Oversaw approximately $2 million (USD) to conduct economic research and modeling of the biomedical research workforce and related price indexes2010-2011 Managed over $8 million for impact evaluations and monitoring services of USG funded projects to eliminate child labor in developing countries2009-2010 Over $35,000 in grant funding to implement a 3-day graduate workshop in Population Studies
GRANT and CONTRACT MANAGEMENT
CERTIFICATIONS and SPECIALIZED TRAINING2016 Certificate in Public Leadership, Brookings Executive Education2013-2018 U.S. Federal Contracts COR-II Certified2012 Winter School for Impact Evaluation Methods in Population Studies, University of Padova2011 Summer Institute in International Program Evaluation, Georgetown University
CERTIFICATIONS and SPECIALIZED TRAINING
CONFERENCE, SYMPOSIUM, and SEMINAR PRESENTATIONS
CONFERENCE, SYMPOSIUM, and SEMINAR PRESENTATIONS
2022 Allied Social Sciences Association/American Economic Association (ASSA/AEA) Annual Meeting
2021 ASSA/AEA Annual Meeting, Pontifica Universidad Catolica de Chile Seminar, Michigan Institute for Data Science (MIDAS) Seminar, Florida Commission on the Status of Women's Virtual LEAD Summit, Trustees' Council of Penn Women Spring Conference Panel, Society of Labor Economists (SOLE) Conference, National Association of Business Economists (NABE) Annual Meeting, University of Connecticut Economics Seminar, Southern Economic Association (SEA) Annual Meeting, International Centre for Economic Analysis - Gender Inequality Conference, Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) Fall Research Conference
2020 Minnesota Population Center (MPC) Seminar, Women in the World Summit*, Yahoo! Finance Live Interview, Managing the Challenges of COVID-19 for Government Economists, Federal Interagency Big Data and Social Science Virtual Conference, National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) Women and COVID-19 Public Sessions, NBC News NOW Interview, ABC News Live Inteview
2019 ASSA/AEA Annual Meeting, National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) Public Economics Meeting, Population Association of America (PAA) Annual Meeting, World Bank/Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) Statistical Modernization Workshop, University of Minnesota Institute for Research on Statistics and Its Applications - Record Linkage Workshop, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, Brown University PSTC Colloquia, APPAM Fall Research Conference, SEA Annual Meeting, Macalester College Economics Seminar, SHADAC Seminar
2018 ASSA/AEA Annual Meeting, SEA Annual Meeting, Administrative Data Research Facilities (ADRF) Conference
2017 Western Economic Association (WEA) International Conference, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) Next Generation Initiative, APPAM Fall Research Conference, Consortium of Social Science Associations (COSSA) Science Policy Conference & Social Science Advocacy Day, NASEM Tracking Community Resilience
2016 National Institutes of Health-National Science Foundation Science of Science and Innovation Policy Joint Workshop
2015 Alfred P. Sloan Foundation – Burroughs Wellcome Fund Workshop on the Scientific Workforce, APPAM Fall Research Conference, 2nd Symposium on the Future of Research
2014 PAA Annual Meeting, APPAM Fall Research Conference
2013 PAA Annual Meeting
2012 PAA Annual Meeting, European Population Conference (EPC), APPAM Fall Research Conference
2010 PAA Annual Meeting, U.S. Census Bureau, and U.S. Department of Labor
2009 Agriculture and Applied Economics Association (AAEA) Annual Meeting, University of Chile Department of Economics, PAA Annual Meeting, Minnesota Population Center Seminar
2008 University of Minnesota Department of Applied Economics, PAA Annual Meeting, University of Minnesota Trade and Development Seminar, Hennepin County
2007 University of Minnesota Applied Economics Seminar Series
PROFESSIONAL SERVICEEditorial Board: Scientific Data
Guest Editor: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States (PNAS)
Journal Referee: Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Labor Economics, Journal of Human Resources, Review of Economics of the Household, Review of Economics and Statistics, Review of Income and Wealth, International Labour Review, PNAS, Science, Demography, Research Policy, Scientific Data, Nature Human Behaviour, Economics Bulletin, Social Networks, Academic Medicine, eLIFE, Health Policy and Technology, Population Research and Policy Review
Committee and Membership: Society of Government Economists Board of Directors (2019-present, executive secretary); 2020 Census Methods Internal Expert Panel (2018-present, coordinator); Census Frames Committee (2018-2019, coordinator); PAA Session Organizer (2017-2018); Census Job Market for Economists Hiring Committee (2017-2018); Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) Communications Committee (2017-2018); National Institutes of Health (NIH) Working Group on Women in Biomedical Careers (2014-2016); NIH Decreasing Investigator Age for Reaching Research Independence Working Group (2014-2016); NIH Training Advisory Committee Workforce Subgroup (2014-2016, co-chair); Humphrey School of Public Affairs Alumni Board of Directors (2007-2010, president 2009-2010); University of Minnesota Population Studies Minor Curriculum Oversight Committee (2009-2010); Minnesota Population Center Education Committee (2008-2010); Minnesota Population Center Advisory Board (2006-2007 & 2009-2010); University of Minnesota Applied Economics Graduate Student Association (2005-2010, president 2007-2008); Hennepin County Survey of the Health and All the Population and Environment (SHAPE) Advisory Group (2005); Minnesota Policy Analysis Conference Planning Committee (2004-2005); Twin Cities Research Group (2002-2005); Minnesota Department of Human Services American Indian Child Welfare Advisory Committee (2002-2003); Minnesota Indicators Group (2002-2003); Minnesota Department of Human Services African American Disparities Advisory Committee (2001); University of Minnesota School of Social Work Student Association (1999-2002, president 2000-2001)
Session Organizer: SGE Annual Meeting (2020*); APPAM Fall Research Conference (2021, 2020, 2019); PAA Annual Meeting (2018)
Session Chair: SGE Annual Meeting (2020*); APPAM Fall Research Conference (2020, 2019, 2018); PAA Annual Meeting (2018, 2007); SEA Annual Meeting (2017)
Discussant: ASSA/AEA Annual Meeting (2019); SEA Annual Meeting (2019, 2018); APPAM Fall Research Conference (2020, 2018, 2015); WEA International Conference (2017); PAA Annual Meeting (2015, 2010)
Grant Application Reviewer: National Science Foundation
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPAssociation for Public Policy Analysis and Management, 2016-
American Economic Association, 2014-
Society of Government Economists, 2014-
Society of Labor Economists, 2013-2014, 2019-
European Association for Population Studies, 2012-2013
Agriculture and Applied Economics Association, 2008-2009
Population Association of America, 2007-
EMPIRICAL RESEARCH and MENTIONS IN THE MEDIA“The Pandemic Has Been Punishing for Working Mothers. But Mostly, They've Kept Working,” New York Times, May 11, 2022“When Wives Outearn Their Husbands, They Gain More Housework, Study Says,” Washington Post, May 2, 2022 “Should Unpaid Labor Like Childcare Be Part of the GDP? One Group is Trying to Make it Happen,” Fortune, April 28, 2022“Civil Rights Agency Warns on Post-COVID Caregiver Discrimination,” Axios, March 14, 2022“Moving in with Other Adults Has Become a Lifeline for Single Moms Hit Tenfold by the Pandemic,” The 19th*, March 10, 2022“International Women's Day: Economist Explains the Gender Pay Gap and How to Address It,” Yahoo! Finance, March 8, 2022“Could the New Hybrid Workplace Turn Some Women into Second-Class Employees?” Forbes Magazine, January 20, 2022“Reopening Schools Helped Mothers with School-Age Children Get Back to Work. So What Happened to Their Male Counterparts?” MarketWatch, January 18, 2022“America's Labor Shortage Is Bigger Than the Pandemic,” Axios, January 14, 2022“'I am Barely Clinging Onto Work': Exhausted Parents Face Another Wave of School Shutdowns,” Washington Post, January 9, 2022“Quitting is Just Half the Story: The Truth Behind the Great Resignation,” The Guardian, January 4, 2022“COVID's Labor Market Shakeup: This Is Where the 3.6 Million Workers Went,” New York Post, December 17, 2021“Dads Are Doing Less At Home Again,” Bloomberg, November 22, 2021“College-Educated Moms Slow to Return to Workforce,” Minnesota Public Radio, November 16, 2021“Remote Work Was Supposed To Help Moms in the Pandemic. Instead, It Hurt Them the Most,” The Lily [Washington Post], November 10, 2021“Moms with Access to Remote Work Were Most Likely to Leave Their Jobs in Pandemic, New Research Shows,” The 19th*, November 8, 2021“U.S. Moms Working From Home Were More Likely to Quit During the Pandemic,” Bloomberg, October 29, 2021“Moms Are Back to Work, But Child Care Resources Are 'Laughable,'” The New York Times, October 6, 2021“Burned Out and Restless from the Pandemic, Women Redefine Their Career Ambitions,” Wall Street Journal, September 27, 2021“Work In the COVID Era: What the Numbers Say About Vaccine Mandates, Quitting, and More,” Wall Street Journal, September 13, 2021“Finding Childcare Has Always Been Hard for U.S. Workers. Today, It's Harder,” The Guardian, September 5, 2021“Women Put Careers On Hold During COVID to Care for Kids. They May Never Recover,” Los Angeles Times, August, 18, 2021“School's Starting Back Up, But Moms Might Not Return to Work for Months,” Business Insider, August 7, 2021“We Are Back to Panicking: Moms are Hit Hardest with Camps and Daycares Closing Again,” Washington Post, August, 6, 2021“The Labor Shortage is Worse Than It Looks, and Help Isn't On the Way,” Barron's, August 2, 2021“'We Need To Get Over This Idea' that Working Moms Have a Choice,” Yahoo! Finance, July 27, 2021“Moms Feeling Majority of Impact on Parenting Amid the Pandemic,” Yahoo! Finance, July 22, 2021“The Pandemic Drove Women Out of the Workforce. Will They Come Back?” Politico, July 22, 2021“Shorter Hours, No Promotions: How the Pandemic Stalled Some Parents' Careers,” New York Times, July 21, 2021“Mothers Struggle to Return to Work as California Reopens,” The Mercury News, July 6, 2021“Summer Camps Haven't Fully Recovered,” The 19th*, June 9, 2021“How to Get the Unemployed Back to Work,” Bloomberg, June 1, 2021“Almost Half of Parents Say They'll Take on Credit-Card Debt to Pay for Childcare - Others Avoid Daycare Due to COVID,” MarketWatch, May 19, 2021“The Pandemic Created a Child-Care Crisis. Mothers Bore the Burden,” New York Times, May 17, 2021“How Biden's Stimulus Could Cause Some Large Companies to Raise Wages and Bring Childcare to the Forefront,” Business Insider, May 11, 2021“The War for Talent Hits Manufacturing,” Fortune Magazine, May 10, 2021“Policymakers Used to Ignore Child Care. Then Came the Pandemic.” New York Times, May 9, 2021“Getting Moms to Return to the Labor Force Will Require Thinking 'Outside the Box': Economist,” Yahoo! Finance, May 7, 2021“The April Jobs Report Shows Women are Still Struggling,” Business Insider, May 7, 2021“The US 'Real' Unemployment Rate Fell Slightly in April Amid an Otherwise Dismal Jobs Report,” Business Insider, May 7, 2021“Moms See Signs of Economic Hope After a Year of Stress,” Detroit Free Press, May 7, 2021“The Professional Moms Who Are Leaning Out,” The Atlantic, May 2, 2021“Nearly 1.5 Million Mothers Are Still Missing From the Workforce,” Wall Street Journal, April 27, 2021“Australian Women Are Building a Different Kind of She Shed,” Fortune Magazine, April 13, 2021“Working Mothers Derailed by Pandemic Face a Tough Road,” Wall Street Journal, April 11, 2021“Getting Women Back to Work Is Key to the U.S. Economic Recovery,” Barron's, April 9, 2021“Mothers Are Regaining Jobs, Even While Shouldering Pandemic Burdens at Home,” New York Times, March 4, 2021“5 Steps the U.S. Government Could Take to Tackle the Crisis Facing Working Women,” Fortune Magazine, February 2, 2021“The End of the End of Men,” New York Magazine, February 2, 2021“The Pandemic Has Derailed Women's Careers and Livelihoods. Is America Giving Up on Them?,” Fortune Magazine, January 29, 2021“This Calculator Shows the 'Grim Math' of How Much Leaving the Workforce During COVID Will Cost You,” Fortune Magazine, January 4, 2021“Recession With a Difference: Women Face Special Burden,” New York Times, November 17, 2020“It's Not Just Moms: Pandemic Life is Taking a Toll on Dads Too,” National Public Radio, November 11, 2020“COVID-19 Recession Becomes Shecession for Working Moms,” Chicago Tribune, November 2, 2020“Trump Accidentally Admits He's Abandoning Working Women,” The Washington Post, October 29, 2020“Coronavirus: Why Are Women Dropping Out of the Workforce?” The Stream (Al Jazeera English), October 28, 2020“COVID Pushed These Dads to Pause Their Careers for Full-Time Parenting,” Wall Street Journal, October 25, 2020“Child Care Crisis is Denting the Labor Market,” Axios, October 23, 2020“Fewer U.S. Mothers and Fathers in U.S. Are Working Due to COVID-19 Downturn; Those at Work Have Cut Hours,” Pew Research Center, October 22, 2020“Everyone Needs to Work Less,” Slate, October 7, 2020“Mothers in the Workplace at a Tipping Point Amid the Pandemic, Childcare Crisis,” ABC News via Good Morning America, October 1, 2020“Parents of Special Needs Kids in Panic Mode as Virtual Learning Falls Short,” ABC News Live, September 30, 2020“How the Pandemic is Affecting Working Mothers,” Knowledge@Wharton, September 29, 2020“The Pandemic is a Once-in-a-Generation Test for Philly Moms. Most Say They’re Struggling.” The Philadelphia Inquirer, September 26, 2020“For Working Moms, coronavirus can take a toll on careers,” CBS News, September 25, 2020“A Body Blow to Gender Equality: Childcare Centers Struggle to Reopen, While Others May Raise Prices to Survive,” MarketWatch, September 25, 2020“Living at the Office: Moms on the Struggle to Balance Work and Life during the Pandemic,” National Public Radio 1A, September 24, 2020“With Day Cares Shut And School Online, LA's Working Moms Are Carrying The Child Care Load,” LAist, September 17, 2020“Why Indians Continue to Live in Joint Families,” BBC News, September 13, 2020“The Economic Cost of Closed Schools,” Axios, August 26, 2020“1 in 4 Women with Kids Stayed Out of Work Due to Childcare Amid Pandemic, Study Finds,” Yahoo! Money, August 21, 2020“COVID-19 Forced Working Mothers to Take Time Off Work - Rather Than Fathers,” MarketWatch, August 20, 2020“COVID-19 Is a Rolling Disaster for Working Moms,” Huffington Post, August 19, 2020“Working Mothers Are Quitting to Take Care of Their Kids, and the US Job Market May Never be the Same,” CNN, August 19, 2020“Working Parents Are Hitting Their Coronavirus Breaking Point - And Paying For It,” The Wall Street Journal, August 15, 2020“COVID-19 Shock Hits Working Mothers Hard,” Bloomberg, July 19, 2020“Jobs or Kids? Parenting During the Pandemic,” Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, July 8, 2020“More Couples are Embracing Female Breadwinners, Despite Decades-Old Stigma,” WAMU 88.5 American University Radio, February 17, 2020“Children and Nations of Divorce,” Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, January 27, 2020“The Upside of Divorce (No, Really),” MarketWatch, December 27, 2019“Nonresponse Bias Could Explain the Census Bureau's Finding on the Citizenship Question,” Urban Wire - The Blog of the Urban Institute, Nov 1, 2019“Early Experience with Intensive Research Has Long-Lasting Effects,” The NBER Digest, September 3, 2019“Why Women Are Still Being Treated as Unequal to Men,” Live Mint, August 28, 2019“U.S. Drops Citizenship Question from Census,” The Wall Street Journal, July 2, 2019“Supreme Court Leaves Citizenship Question Blocked from 2020 Census,” National Public Radio, June 27, 2019“The Supreme Court Blocked a Citizenship Question from the Census. Now What?,” PBS News Hour, June 27, 2019“ACLU Notifies Supreme Court of Recent Findings on Census Citizenship Question,” The Hill, June 24, 2019“Federal Judge Opens a Longshot Path to Striking Down Census Citizenship Question,” Mother Jones, June 24, 2019“Changing This One Thing in Your Marriage Dramatically Increases the Risk of Divorce,” MarketWatch, May 24, 2019“Training Awards Increasingly Important for Future Funding and Landing a Faculty Job,” Science, May 16, 2019“When Wives Earn More Than Their Husbands, Their Marriage is Less Likely to Last,” MarketWatch, May 5, 2019“Why Men Who Make Less Than Their Wives Lie About Their Earnings,” The Economist, November 19, 2018“Justice Ginsburg Stops Effort to Block Officials' Census Lawsuit Depositions, For Now,” National Public Radio, September 29, 2018“Postdoctoral Fellowships and Career Choice in Science,” The NBER Digest, July 28, 2018“Wives Who Make More Than Their Husbands Don't Want Census to Know. Here's Why,” Chicago Tribune, July 25, 2018“Why Do US Women Who Earn More Than Their Husbands Lie About It?” The Guardian, July 23, 2018“A Study Shows that When a Wife Out-Earns Her Husband, She Downplays Her Income While He Exaggerates His,” CNN, July 20, 2018“The Big Little Lies That Cover Couples' Salary Squeamishness,” Financial Times, July 20, 2018“Monologue,” The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, July 20, 2018“When Men Earn Less Than Their Wives, Both Spouses Lie About It,” Yahoo! 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EMPIRICAL RESEARCH and MENTIONS IN THE MEDIA
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