I am a Professor in the Department of Economics and a Research Professor at the Population Studies Center at the University of Michigan. I am also a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, a Research Affiliate at CESifo, an IZA Research Fellow, and a CEPR Research Fellow. My research focuses on issues in labor economics, demography and health in the United States, within the long-run perspective of economic history. My work has examined the implications of the diffusion of modern contraception for women’s childbearing, career decisions, and the convergence in the gender gap, and I co-edited a book on the topic, A Half Century of Change in the Lives of American WomenMost recently, my projects focus on evaluating the shorter and longer-term consequences of Great Society programs, including a recently co-edited book, Legacies of the War on Poverty. I am also the PI of the NSF-funded Longitudinal, Intergenerational Family Electronic Micro-data (LIFE-M) project.

What's New
I am honored to be elected to the American Economic Association's Executive Board.
I was named an Associate Editor of the American Economic Review and was elected to the Executive Board of the Society of Labor Economists.
We just released the newest version of the 20th Century County Vital Records Dataset, 1915-2007, at ICPSR.

Contact Information
University of Michigan
Department of Economics
611 Tappan Street, 207 Lorch Hall
Ann Arbor, Michigan, 48109-1220

Phone: (734) 647-6874 Fax: (734) 764-4338
baileymj [at] umich [dot] edu
Twitter: @martha_j_bailey
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