Shelly Lundberg
Research Fellow

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too w Lundberg Shelly Lundberg is the Leonard Broom Professor of Demography at the University of California, Santa Barbara and Adjunct Professor of Economics at the University of Bergen, Norway. She received her Ph.D in Economics from Northwestern University in 1981 and her B.A. from the University of British Columbia in 1975. She is past President and a Fellow of the Society of Labor Economists, and has served on the Board of Directors of the Population Association of America. Lundberg is currently the Chair of the AEA's Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession.

Lundberg's research is focused in labor economics and the economics of the family, and includes both theoretical modeling (of discrimination and inequality and of family decision-making) and empirical analysis (of marriage and fertility, labor supply, wage determination, and intra-household allocation of resources). Her current research examines the sources of educational inequality and of gender gaps in education. Recent projects include studies of decision-making by children, the effects of child gender on parental behavior, the location decisions of married couples, the impact of government-provided care for the elderly on the labor supply of adult children, and the economic and social returns to psychosocial traits.

She joined IZA as a Research Fellow in July 2004.
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IZA Discussion Papers:
No. Author(s)
10814  Shelly Lundberg
Father Absence and the Educational Gender Gap
10313  Anne Ardila Brenoe
Shelly Lundberg
Gender Gaps in the Effects of Childhood Family Environment: Do They Persist into Adulthood?
8346  Shelly Lundberg
Skill Disparities and Unequal Family Outcomes
8267  Katrine Vellesen Loken
Shelly Lundberg
Julie Riise
Lifting the Burden: State Care of the Elderly and Labor Supply of Adult Children
7607  Shelly Lundberg
Robert Pollak
Cohabitation and the Uneven Retreat from Marriage in the U.S., 1950-2010
7595  Shelly Lundberg
Educational Inequality and the Returns to Skills
7305  Shelly Lundberg
The College Type: Personality and Educational Inequality
5685  Katrine Vellesen Loken
Kjell Erik Lommerud
Shelly Lundberg
Your Place or Mine? On the Residence Choice of Young Couples in Norway
(published in: Demography, 2013, 50 (1), 285-310)
4945  Shelly Lundberg
Personality and Marital Surplus
(published in: IZA Journal of Labor Economics, 2012, 1:3 [journal version])
2952  Shelly Lundberg
Jennifer Romich
Kwok P. Tsang
Decision-Making by Children
(published in: Review of Economics of the Household, 2009, 7 (1), 1-30)
2715  Shelly Lundberg
Robert Pollak
The American Family and Family Economics
(published in: Journal of Economic Perspectives, 2007, 21 (2), 3-26)
1787  Shelly Lundberg
The Division of Labor by New Parents: Does Child Gender Matter?
1761  Hyung-Jai Choi
Jutta M. Joesch
Shelly Lundberg
Work and Family: Marriage, Children, Child Gender and the Work Hours and Earnings of West German Men
(published as "Sons, daughters, wives, and the labour market outcomes of West German men" in: Labour Economics, 2008, 15(5), 795-811)
1389  Shelly Lundberg
Richard Startz
Information and Racial Exclusion
(published in: Journal of Population Economics, 2007, 20 (3), 621 - 642)