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Tanya Byker
Assistant Professor
Department of Economics
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT   05753


         tbyker@middlebury.edu





Research areas:
       Labor Economics, Development Economics and Economic Demography.
 

Publications:
  • "Paid Parental Leave Laws in the United States: Does Short-duration Leave Affect 

    Women's Labor-force Attachment?" (2016). The American Economic Review 106.5: 

    242-246.
  • “The Opt-Out Continuation: Education, Work, and Motherhood from 1984 to 2012.” (2016). RSF: The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences 2(4): 34-70.

Media coverage in Slate, September 2016.

Working Papers:
  • “Treatment Effects using Inverse-Probability Weighting and Contaminated Treatment Data: An Application to the Evaluation of a government Female Sterilization campaign in Peru.” with Italo Gutierrez. (Submitted)
  • "Causes and Consequences of Teen Childbearing: Evidence from a Reproductive Health  Intervention in South Africa” with Nicola Branson (Submitted)
  • “Are Participants Good Evaluators?  Evidence from the Connecticut Jobs First Program.” Chapter of refereed book for W.E.UpJohn Institute. with Jeffrey Smith (under revision)

Research in Progress:

  • “How Does Family Leave Affect Women’s Careers?  Evidence from Tax Data and the Introduction of Paid Leave in California and New Jersey.” with Martha Bailey, and Elena Patel

  • “Does Forest Loss Impact Child and Maternal Health? Evidence from 21st century  Nigeria.” with Julia Berazneva 








           
          



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