Leslie S. Stratton
Research Fellow

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Stratton Leslie Stratton is a Professor of Economics at Virginia Commonwealth University. She received her Ph.D. from M.I.T in 1989 in the fields of labor economics and econometrics. She teaches courses in both these areas at the undergraduate and the Master’s level. Her research focuses on the interaction between market and nonmarket activities – with a number of articles exploring employment decisions, college enrollment patterns, and household production (both housework and child care). Her work has been published in the Journal of Population Economics, the Journal of Human Resources, the Industrial and Labor Relations Review, and Research in Higher Education amongst others.

She joined IZA as a Research Fellow in February 2004.
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IZA World of Labor article: The determinants of housework time
IZA Discussion Papers:
No. Author(s)
10941  Leslie S. Stratton
Housing Prices, Unemployment Rates, Disadvantage, and Progress toward a Degree
10832  Gigi Foster
Leslie S. Stratton
What Women Want (Their Men to Do): Housework and Satisfaction in Australian Households
10831  Gigi Foster
Leslie S. Stratton
Do Significant Labor Market Events Change Who Does the Chores? Paid Work, Housework and Power in Mixed-Gender Australian Households
(forthcoming in: Journal of Population Economics.)
10741  Leslie S. Stratton
Nabanita Datta Gupta
David Reimer
Anders Holm
Modeling Enrollment in and Completion of Vocational Education: The Role of Cognitive and Non-Cognitive Skills by Program Type
6965  Astrid Würtz Rasmussen
Leslie S. Stratton
How Distance to a Non-Residential Parent Relates to Child Outcomes
(published in: Review of Economics of the Household, 2016, 14 (4), 829-857. )
6436  Leslie S. Stratton
The Role of Preferences and Opportunity Costs in Determining the Time Allocated to Housework
(published in: American Economic Review, 2012, 102(3), 606-611)
5253  Elena G. F. Stancanelli
Leslie S. Stratton
Her Time, His Time, or the Maid's Time: An Analysis of the Demand for Domestic Work
(published as 'Maids, Appliances and Couples' Housework: The Demand for Inputs to Domestic Production' in: Economica, 2014, 81 (323), 445-467)
4374  Charlene M. Kalenkoski
David C. Ribar
Leslie S. Stratton
How Do Adolescents Spell Time Use?
(published in: Research in Labor Economics, 2011, 33, 1-44)
3773  Nabanita Datta Gupta
Leslie S. Stratton
Institutions, Social Norms, and Bargaining Power: An Analysis of Individual Leisure Time in Couple Households
(published in: Review of Economics of the Household, 2010, 8 (3), 325-343)
2777  Jens Bonke
Mette Deding
Mette Lausten
Leslie S. Stratton
Intrahousehold Specialization in Housework in the United States and Denmark
(published in: Social Science Quarterly, 2008, 89 (4), 1023-1043)
2448  Leslie S. Stratton
James N. Wetzel
Reported Progress under the Student Right-to-Know Act: How Reliable Is It?
(published in: IR Applications, 2009, 19, 1 - 10)
2441  Charlene M. Kalenkoski
David C. Ribar
Leslie S. Stratton
The Effect of Family Structure on Parents' Child Care Time in the United States and the United Kingdom
(published in: Review of Economics of the Household, 2007, 5 (4), 353-384)
2436  Charlene M. Kalenkoski
David C. Ribar
Leslie S. Stratton
The Influence of Wages on Parents’ Allocations of Time to Child Care and Market Work in the United Kingdom
(published in: Journal of Population Economics, 2009, 22 (2), 399-419)
1951  Leslie S. Stratton
Dennis M. O'Toole
James N. Wetzel
Are the Factors Affecting Dropout Behavior Related to Initial Enrollment Intensity for College Undergraduates?
(published in: Research in Higher Education, 2007, 48 (4), 453-486. )
1745  William M. Rodgers III
Leslie S. Stratton
The Male Marital Wage Differential: Race, Training, and Fixed Effects
(published in: Economic Inquiry, 2010, 48(3), 722-742)
1634  Leslie S. Stratton
Dennis M. O'Toole
James N. Wetzel
A Multinomial Logit Model of College Stopout and Dropout Behavior
(published in: Economics of Education Review, 2008, 27 (3), 319-331)
1591  Nabanita Datta Gupta
Nina Smith
Leslie S. Stratton
Is Marriage Poisonous? Are Relationships Taxing? An Analysis of the Male Marital Wage Differential in Denmark
(published in: Southern Economic Journal, 2007, 74 (2), 412-433)