NBER Working Papers by Robert A. Moffitt

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December 2016Child Age and Gender Differences in Food Security in a Low-Income Inner-City Population
with David C. Ribar: w22988
October 2016Trends in Cumulative Marginal Tax Rates Facing Low-Income Families, 1997-2007
with Gizem Kosar: w22782
November 2015Economics of Means-Tested Transfer Programs: Introduction
August 2015Long Run Trends in Unemployment and Labor Force Participation in China
with Shuaizhang Feng, Yingyao Hu: w21460
June 2015Welfare Rules, Incentives, and Family Structure
with Brian J. Phelan, Anne E. Winkler: w21257
November 2012The U.S. Employment-Population Reversal in the 2000s: Facts and Explanations
May 2011An Assessment of the Effectiveness of Anti-Poverty Programs in the United States
with Yonatan Ben-Shalom, John Karl Scholz: w17042

Published: An Ass ess m ent of th e Ef fe ct ivenes s of Ant i- Povert y Programs in t he Un it ed S ta te s. In Oxfor d Han dboo k of t he Econ om ic s of Povert y, ed. P. J ef fe rs on, Ox for d Uni versi ty Pre ss, 201 2 ( wit h Y. Be n- Shal om and J .K . Scho lz).

February 2011Trends in the Transitory Variance of Male Earnings in the U.S., 1970-2004
with Peter Gottschalk: w16833

Published: T re nds in th e T ra nsi tor y Var ia nce of Ma le Ear nin gs in t he U.S ., 19 70- 2004 . J our nal of Hum an Re sou rc es, Wi nte r, 2 012.

November 2009Trends in the Level and Distribution of Income Support
with John Karl Scholz: w15488

Published: Trends in the Level and Distribution of Income Support, Robert Moffitt, John Karl Scholz . in Tax Policy and the Economy, Volume 24, Brown. 2010

October 2007Estimating Marginal Returns to Higher Education in the UK
July 2006Handedness and Earnings
with Christopher S. Ruebeck, Joseph E. Harrington, Jr.: w12387

Published: Christopher S. Ruebeck & Joseph E. Harrington & Robert Moffitt, 2007. "Handedness and earnings," Laterality: Asymmetries of Body, Brain and Cognition, vol 12(2), pages 101-120.

Welfare Work Requirements with Paternalistic Government Preferences

Published: Robert Moffitt, 2006. "Welfare work Requirements with Paternalistic Government Preferences," Economic Journal, Royal Economic Society, vol. 116(515), pages F441-F458, November. citation courtesy of

October 2003The Role of Randomized Field Trials in Social Science Research: A Perspective from Evaluations of Reforms of Social Welfare Programs
June 2003The Negative Income Tax and the Evolution of U.S. Welfare Policy

Published: Moffitt, Robert A. "The Negative Income Tax And The Evolution Of U.S. Welfare Policy," Journal of Economic Perspectives, 2003, v17(3,Summer), 119-140. citation courtesy of

September 2002Welfare Programs and Labor Supply

Published: Moffitt, Robert A., 2002. "Welfare programs and labor supply," Handbook of Public Economics, in: A. J. Auerbach & M. Feldstein (ed.), Handbook of Public Economics, edition 1, volume 4, chapter 34, pages 2393-2430 Elsevier.

January 2002The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program

Published: The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program, Robert A. Moffitt. in Means-Tested Transfer Programs in the United States, Moffitt. 2003

Economic Effects of Means-Tested Transfers in the U.S.

Published: Economic Effects of Means-Tested Transfers in the U.S., Robert Moffitt. in Tax Policy and the Economy, Volume 16, Poterba. 2002

August 2001Productivity Growth and the Phillips Curve
with Laurence Ball: w8421

Published: Krueger, A. and R. Solow (eds.) The Roaring Nineties: Can Full Employment Be Sustained? Russell Sage Foundation, 2002.

March 1999Demographic Change and Public Assistance Expenditures
June 1998Taxation and the Labor Supply: Decisions of the Affluent
with Mark Wilhelm: w6621

Published: Slemrod, J. (ed.) Does Atlas Shrug? Economic Consequences of Taxing the Rich. Russell Sage Foundation and Harvard University Press, 2000.

February 1998An Analysis of Sample Attrition in Panel Data: The Michigan Panel Study of Income Dynamics
with John Fitzgerald, Peter Gottschalk: t0220

Published: Fitzgerald, John, Peter Gottschalk and Robert Moffitt. "The Impact Of Attrition In The Panel Study Of Income Dynamics On Intergenerational Analysis," Journal of Human Resources, 1998, v33(2,Spring), 300-344.

June 1997Tax Rates and Work Incentives in the Social Security Disability Insurance Program: Current Law and Alternative Reforms
with Hilary Williamson Hoynes: w6058

Published: National Tax Journal, Vol. 52, no. 4 (December 1999): 623-654. citation courtesy of

September 1996The Decline of Welfare Benefits in the U.S.: The Role of Wage Inequality
with David Ribar, Mark Wilhelm: w5774

Published: Journal of Public Economics 68 (1998) 421-452 citation courtesy of

May 1996Selection Bias Adjustment in Treatment-Effect Models as a Method of Aggregation

Published: 1995 Proceedings of the American Statistical Association, pp. 234-238, (199 5).

March 1990The Effect of the Medicaid Program on Welfare Participation and Labor Supply
with Barbara Wolfe: w3286


January 1990An Estimate of a Sectoral Model of Labor Mobility
with Boyan Jovanovic: w3227

Published: Journal of Political Economy, Vol.98, No.4, pp. 827-852, (August 1990). citation courtesy of

February 1988Has State Redistribution Policy Grown More Conservative?

Published: National Tax Journal, Vol.43. No.2, pp.123-142, June 1990. citation courtesy of

June 1983Variable Earnings and Nonlinear Taxation
with Michael Rothschild: w1163

Published: Moffitt, Robert and Michael Rothschild. "Variable Earnings and Nonlinear Taxation," Journal of Human Resources, Vol. 22, No. 3, Summer 1987, pp. 405- 421. citation courtesy of

1983The Effect of Ignoring Heteroscedasticity on Estimates of the Tobit Model
with Charles Brown: t0027

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