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August 2013Compulsory Education and the Benefits of Schooling
with Dou-Yan Yang: w19369

Published: Melvin Stephens Jr. & Dou-Yan Yang, 2014. "Compulsory Education and the Benefits of Schooling," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 104(6), pages 1777-92, June. citation courtesy of

October 2012Do Schooling Laws Matter? Evidence from the Introduction of Compulsory Attendance Laws in the United States
with Karen Clay, Jeff Lingwall: w18477
August 2011Employment, Wages and Voter Turnout
with Kerwin Kofi Charles: w17270

Published: Kerwin Kofi Charles & Melvin Stephens Jr., 2013. "Employment, Wages, and Voter Turnout," American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, American Economic Association, vol. 5(4), pages 111-43, October. citation courtesy of

September 2010The Consumption Response to Seasonal Income: Evidence from Japanese Public Pension Benefits
with Takashi Unayama: w16342

Published: Melvin Stephens & Takashi Unayama, 2011. "The Consumption Response to Seasonal Income: Evidence from Japanese Public Pension Benefits," American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, American Economic Association, vol. 3(4), pages 86-118, October. citation courtesy of

June 2010The Effect of Hospital Nurse Staffing on Patient Health Outcomes: Evidence from California's Minimum Staffing Regulation
with Andrew Cook, Martin Gaynor, Lowell Taylor: w16077

Published: The E ect of Hospital Nurse Stang on Patient Health Outcomes: Evidence from California's Minimum Stang Regulation" (with Andrew Cook, Marty Gaynor, and Lowell Taylor) Journal of Health Economics , March 2012, Vol. 31, p.340-348 (See also NBER WP #16077 )

July 2006The Level and Composition of Consumption Over the Business Cycle: The Role of "Quasi-Fixed" Expenditures
with Kerwin Kofi Charles: w12388

Published: Blank, Danziger, Schoeni (eds.) Working and the Poor: How Economic and Policy Changes are Affecting Low Wage Workers. Russell Sage, 2006.

February 2004Is There a Retirement-Consumption Puzzle? Evidence Using Subjective Retirement Expectations
with Steven Haider: w10257

Published: Steven J Haider & Melvin Stephens, 2007. "Is There a Retirement-Consumption Puzzle? Evidence Using Subjective Retirement Expectations," The Review of Economics and Statistics, MIT Press, vol. 89(2), pages 247-264, 03. citation courtesy of

September 2003The Consumption Response to Predictable Changes in Discretionary Income: Evidence from the Repayment of Vehicle Loans
w9976

Published: Stephens Jr., Melvin. "The Consumption Response to Predictable Changes in Discretionary Income: Evidence from the Repayment of Vehicle Loans." The Review of Economics and Statistics 90, 2 (May 2008): 241-252. citation courtesy of

February 2003Job Loss Expectations, Realizations, and Household Consumption Behavior
w9508

Published: Stephens Jr, Melvin. "Job Loss Expectations, Realizations, and Household Consumption Behavior." The Review of Economics and Statistics 86, 1 (February 2004): 253-269. citation courtesy of

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