David C. Ribar
Research Fellow

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Ribar David Ribar is a Professorial Research Fellow in the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research at the University of Melbourne. Much of his research focuses on issues associated with poverty. He is a co-editor of the Southern Economic Journal, member of the editorial boards of the Journal of Population Economics and the Review of Economics of the Household, and a member of the European Society for Population Economics council. He received the 2002 Kuznets Prize from the Journal of Population Economics for his article on the consequences of young women's childbearing. He was previously a professor at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, The George Washington University, and Penn State University and has served as a research fellow at the U.S. Census Bureau and as a research analyst at the U.S. Administration for Children and Families.

He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in July 2003.
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IZA World of Labor article: How to improve participation in social assistance programs
IZA Discussion Papers:
No. Author(s)
11046  Jan Kabátek
David C. Ribar
Teenage Daughters as a Cause of Divorce
10653  Melisa Bubonya
Deborah A. Cobb-Clark
David C. Ribar
The Bilateral Relationship between Depressive Symptoms and Employment Status
10614  Guy Johnson
David C. Ribar
Anna Zhu
Women's Homelessness: International Evidence on Causes, Consequences, Coping and Policies
(forthcoming in: Oxford Handbook on the Economics of Women)
10268  Jan Kabátek
David C. Ribar
Not Your Lucky Day: Romantically and Numerically Special Wedding Date Divorce Risks
9452  Timothy M. Diette
David C. Ribar
A Longitudinal Analysis of Violence and Housing Insecurity
7290  David C. Ribar
Is Leaving Home a Hardship?
(published in: Southern Economic Journal 2015, 81(3), 598-618)
6931  David C. Ribar
Immigrants' Time Use: A Survey of Methods and Evidence
(published in: Amelie Constant and Klaus Zimmermann (eds), International Handbook of the Economics of Migration, Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2013, pp. 373-92)
5482  G. Brant Morefield
David C. Ribar
Christopher J. Ruhm
Occupational Status and Health Transitions
(published in: B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy: Topics in Economic Analysis and Policy 11(3), 2011, Article 8, 2011, 1-27)
4618  Deborah A. Cobb-Clark
David C. Ribar
Financial Stress, Family Conflict, and Youths' Successful Transition to Adult Roles
(Published as “Financial Stress, Family Conflict, and Australian Youths’ Transitions from Home and School” in Review of Economics of the Household, Vol. 11(4), December (2012), pp. 469 – 490.)
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)
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)
1594  Craig Gundersen
David C. Ribar
Food Insecurity and Insufficiency at Low Levels of Food Expenditures
(published in: Review of Income and Wealth, 2011, 57 (4), 704-726.)
998  David C. Ribar
What Do Social Scientists Know About the Benefits of Marriage? A Review of Quantitative Methodologies
895  John M. Fitzgerald
David C. Ribar
Transitions in Welfare Participation and Female Headship
(published in: Population Research and Policy Review, 2004, 23 (5-6), 641-670)