Papers Published in Refereed Journals
Forthcoming. "Use of Maternal Health Care in Tajikistan: A Bargaining Framework".Co-authored with Mieke Meurs (American University), Feminist Economics. Submitted final draft March, 2011, Accepted: March 2011. STATA do files that create the data set and the tables in the paper.
Forthcoming. "Employee Opinion on Work-Family Benefits: Evidence from the U.S." coauthored with Donna Anderson and Kathryn Birkeland.
2007. Co-authored with Mieke Meurs (American University) and Tilahun Temegsen (American University and The World Bank). "Changing Childcare Enrollments in Post-Socialist Central Asia: Causes and Implications." Comparative Economic Studies. Vol 49(1): 81-100.
2006. "Decline in Preschool Use in Post-Socialist Societies: The Case of Bulgaria" co-authored with Mieke Meurs (American University). Journal of European Social Policy, Vol. 16(2): 155-166.
2004."The Commodification of Lone Mothers' Labor: A Comparison of US and German Policies" co-authored with Irene Dingeldey (Centre for Social Policy Research at Bremen University) and Susan Ulbricht (University of Leipzig). Feminist Economics, Vol. 10(2): 115-142.
2003. "Continued Decline for Ethnic Minorities in the Transition?: Changes in Ethnic Earnings Differentials in Bulgaria, 1986, 1993 & 1997." Economics of Transition. European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). Vol. 11(4): 621-648.
2002. "Changes in Gender Wage Differentials in Bulgaria's Transition from Plan to Mixed Market." Eastern Economic Journal. Vol. 28(4): 481-498.
1999. Co-authored with Amy N. Spiegel and Roger H. Bruning. "Using Responsive Evaluation to Evaluate a Professional Conference." American Journal of Evaluation, Vol. 20: 57-67.
1998. "Political Economy and the Construction of Gender: The Example of Housework Within Same-Sex Households." Feminist Economics. Vol. 4(2): 97 - 106.
Papers Published in Edited Volumes
2005. "The Commodification of Lone Mothers' Labor: A Comparison of US and German Policies" co-authored with Irene Dingeldey (Centre for Social Policy Research at Bremen University) and Susan Ulbricht (University of Leipzig) in The Dilemmas of Lone Motherhood, Randy Albelda, Susan Himmelwit and Jane Humphries, (Eds.). Routledge.
2003. But...Who Mows the Lawn?: The Division of Labor in Same-sex Households. In Karine S. Moe (Ed.). Women, Family, and Work: Writings on the Economics of Gender. Blackwell Publishing: Oxford, UK: 85-102.
2000. "Division of Labor." In Timothy Murphy, ed. Reader's Guide to Lesbian and Gay Studies. Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers: Chicago and London.
2009. Review of Welfare Transformed by Robert Cherry. Feminist Economics, Vol. 15(4).
2009. Review of Queer Economics. Eastern Economic Journal. Vol. 35(4): 551-555.
2007. Red Riviera: Gender, Tourism, and Postsocialism on the Black Sea by Kristin Ghodsee. Feminist Economics, Vol. 13(2). c) Taylor & Francis, 2007. This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here by permission of Taylor & Francis for personal use, not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in Feminist Economics, Volume 13 Issue 2, April 2007. doi:10.1080/13545700601184955 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13545700601184955)
2004. "Review of: Inequality and Industrial Change: A Global View. Edited by James K. Galbraith and Maureen Berner." Boston: Cambridge University Press, 2001. In the Eastern Economic Journal, Vol. 30(1): 145-147.
"Children, Family Size and Household Specialization: A Comparison of Different-Sex and Same-Sex Couples Using Exact Covariate Matching". Co-authored with John M. Nunley, Alyssa Schneebaum (University of Massachusetts-Amherst) and Joachim Zietz (Middle Tennessee State University). Accepted for presentation at the Annual ASSA Meetings, January 2011. Powerpoint for presentation at ASSA, with tables.
"Is it Profitable to offer Paid Leave?: A Case Study." Co-authored with Donna Anderson and Kathryn Birkeland (University of Wisconsin-La Crosse). Submitted to PEER, 7 June, 2011.
"The Intent Test 20 Years Later: An Empirical Analysis of the Use of the Intent Test to Determine Parentage in Assisted Reproductive Technology Cases" with Mary Patricia Byrn (Mitchell College of Law). Current Draft: April 2011.
Grant Proposals Currently Under Review
My response to an article by Sally Oswalt in the La Crosse Tribune, 6 November 2003