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NBER Working Papers by Melissa Schettini Kearney

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June 2014Income Inequality, Social Mobility, and the Decision to Drop Out of High School
with Phillip B. Levine: w20195
January 2014Media Influences on Social Outcomes: The Impact of MTV's 16 and Pregnant on Teen Childbearing
with Phillip B. Levine: w19795
June 2013Do Lottery Payments Induce Savings Behavior: Evidence from the Lab
with Emel Filiz-Ozbay, Jonathan Guryan, Kyle Hyndman, Erkut Y. Ozbay: w19130
March 2012Explaining Recent Trends in the U.S. Teen Birth Rate
with Phillip B. Levine: w17964
Why is the Teen Birth Rate in the United States so High and Why Does it Matter?
with Phillip B. Levine: w17965

Published: Melissa S. Kearney & Phillip B. Levine, 2012. "Why Is the Teen Birth Rate in the United States So High and Why Does It Matter?," Journal of Economic Perspectives, American Economic Association, vol. 26(2), pages 141-63, Spring. citation courtesy of

October 2011House Prices and Birth Rates: The Impact of the Real Estate Market on the Decision to Have a Baby
with Lisa J. Dettling: w17485

Published: Dettling, Lisa and Melisa S. Kearney. “House Prices and Birth Rates: The Impact of the Real Estate Market on the Decision to Have a Baby,” Journal of Public Economics 110, February 2014: 1-166

June 2011Income Inequality and Early Non-Marital Childbearing: An Economic Exploration of the "Culture of Despair"
with Phillip B. Levine: w17157

Published: Kearney, Melissa S. and Phillip Levine. “Income Inequality and Early, Non-Marital Childbearing,” Journal of Human Resources 49, Winter 2014: 1-31

October 2010Making Savers Winners: An Overview of Prize-Linked Savings Products
with Peter Tufano, Jonathan Guryan, Erik Hurst: w16433

Published: Kearney, Melissa S., Peter Tufano, Erik Hurst, and Jonathan Guryan. “Making Savings Fun: An Overview of Prize-Linked Savings,” in ed. Olivia Mitchell and Ammamaria Lusardi, Financial Literacy: Implications for Retirement Security and the Financial Marketplace, Oxford University Press, 2011.

July 2009Product Recalls, Imperfect Information, and Spillover Effects: Lessons from the Consumer Response to the 2007 Toy Recalls
with Seth M. Freedman, Mara Lederman: w15183

Published: Seth Freedman & Melissa Kearney & Mara Lederman, 2012. "Product Recalls, Imperfect Information, and Spillover Effects: Lessons from the Consumer Response to the 2007 Toy Recalls," The Review of Economics and Statistics, MIT Press, vol. 94(2), pages 499-516, May. citation courtesy of

February 2009Is Lottery Gambling Addictive?
with Jonathan Guryan: w14742

Published: Jonathan Guryan & Melissa S. Kearney, 2010. "Is Lottery Gambling Addictive?," American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, American Economic Association, vol. 2(3), pages 90-110, August. citation courtesy of

May 2008Parental Education and Parental Time With Children
with Jonathan Guryan, Erik Hurst: w13993

Published: Jonathan Guryan & Erik Hurst & Melissa Kearney, 2008. "Parental Education and Parental Time with Children," Journal of Economic Perspectives, American Economic Association, vol. 22(3), pages 23-46, Summer. citation courtesy of

September 2007Socioeconomic Disadvantage and Early Childbearing
with Phillip B. Levine: w13436

Published: Socioeconomic Disadvantage and Early Childbearing, Melissa S. Kearney, Phillip B. Levine. in The Problems of Disadvantaged Youth: An Economic Perspective, Gruber. 2009

April 2007Subsidized Contraception, Fertility, and Sexual Behavior
with Phillip B. Levine: w13045

Published: Melissa S Kearney & Phillip B Levine, 2009. "Subsidized Contraception, Fertility, and Sexual Behavior," The Review of Economics and Statistics, MIT Press, vol. 91(1), pages 137-151, October. citation courtesy of

January 2006The Polarization of the U.S. Labor Market
with David H. Autor, Lawrence F. Katz: w11986

Published: Autor, David H., Lawrence F. Katz and Melissa S. Kearney. "The Polarization Of The U.S. Labor Market," American Economic Review, 2006, v96(2,May), 189-194. citation courtesy of

September 2005Trends in U.S. Wage Inequality: Re-Assessing the Revisionists
with David H. Autor, Lawrence F. Katz: w11627

Published: Autor, David H., Lawrence F. Katz and Melissa Schettini Kearney. “Trends in U.S. Wage Inequality: Re-Assessing the Revisionists.” Review of Economics and Statistics 90, 2 (May 2008) 300 – 323.

Rising Wage Inequality: The Role of Composition and Prices
with David H. Autor, Lawrence F. Katz: w11628
August 2005The Impact of Child SSI Enrollment on Household Outcomes: Evidence from the Survey of Income and Program Participation
with Mark Duggan: w11568

Published: Duggan, Mark G., Melissa Schettini Kearney. "The Impact of Child SSI Enrollment on Household Outcomes." Journal of Policy Analysis and Management 26, 4 (Autumn 2007): 861-85.

May 2005Lucky Stores, Gambling, and Addiction: Empirical Evidence from State Lottery Sales
with Jonathan Guryan: w11287

Published: Jonathan Guryan & Melissa S. Kearney, 2008. "Gambling at Lucky Stores: Empirical Evidence from State Lottery Sales," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 98(1), pages 458-73, March.

March 2005The Economic Winners and Losers of Legalized Gambling
w11234

Published: Kearney, Melissa Schettini. "The Economic Winners And Losers Of Legalized Gambling," National Tax Journal, 2005, v58(2,Jun), 281-302.

November 2002State Lotteries and Consumer Behavior
w9330

Published: Kearney, Melissa Schettini. "State Lotteries And Consumer Behavior," Journal of Public Economics, 2005, v89(11-12,Dec), 2269-2299. citation courtesy of

August 2002Is There an Effect of Incremental Welfare Benefits on Fertility Behavior? A Look at the Family Cap
w9093

Published: Kearney, Melissa S. “Is There an Effect of Incremental Welfare Benefits on Fertility Behavior? A Look at the Family Cap." Journal of Human Resources 39, 2 (2004): 295-325. citation courtesy of

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