Francine Blau

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Francine Blau

Frances Perkins Professor of Industrial
and Labor Relations and Professor of Economics
Economics

Overview

Francine D. Blau is Frances Perkins Professor of Industrial and Labor Relations and Labor Economics at Cornell University. She is also a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and a Research Fellow of the Center for Economic Studies/Ifo Institute in Munich, Germany and of IZA in Bonn, Germany.

Before coming to Cornell, she was for many years on the faculty at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She received her Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University and her BS from the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University.

Professor Blau has served as President of the Society of Labor Economists and the Labor and Employment Relations Association (formerly the Industrial Relations Research Association), Vice President of the American Economic Association (AEA), President of the Midwest Economics Association, and Chair of the AEA Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession. She is a fellow of the Society of Labor Economists, the American Academy of Political and Social Science, and the Labor and Employment Relations Association. In 2010, she received the IZA Prize in labor economics, and was the 2001 recipient of the Carolyn Shaw Bell Award from the American Economic Association Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession for furthering the status of women in the economics profession. She is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Labor Economics and the Journal of Labor Research, on the Editorial Advisory Board of The Annals, and is an Associate Editor of Labour Economics; she was formerly an editor of the Journal of Labor Economics, on the Board of Editors of the American Economic Review, on the Advisory Board of the Journal of Economic Perspectives, and an Associate Editor of the Journal of Economic Perspectives.

Professor Blau has written extensively on gender issues, wage inequality, immigration, and international comparisons of labor market outcomes. She has published articles in the American Economic Review, the Journal of Political Economy, the Quarterly Journal of Economics, Economica, the Review of Economics and Statistics, and other major journals. She is the author of Equal Pay in the Office and, with Lawrence Kahn, of At Home and Abroad: U.S. Labor Market Performance in International Perspective (recipient of the Richard A. Lester Prize for the outstanding book in labor economics and industrial relations for 2002) and the editor, with David Grusky and Mary Brinton of The Declining Significance of Gender?, and with Ronald Ehrenberg of Gender and Family Issues in the Workplace. She is also coauthor, with Marianne Ferber and Anne Winkler, of The Economics of Women, Men, and Work currently going into its 7th edition.

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Francine Blau, Lawrence Kahn. . SUBSTITUTION BETWEEN INDIVIDUAL AND CULTURAL CAPITAL: PRE-MIGRATION LABOR SUPPLY, CULTURE AND US LABOR MARKET OUTCOMES AMONG IMMIGRANT WOMEN , Journal of Human Capital.
  • Francine Blau, Lawrence Kahn. 2013. Female Labor Supply: Why is the US Falling Behind?, American Economic Review. 103(3):251-256.
  • Francine Blau, Lawrence Kahn. 2013. The Feasibility and Importance of Adding Measures of Actual Experience to Cross-Sectional Data Collection, Journal of Labor Economics. 31(2):S17-S58.
  • Francine Blau, Lawrence Kahn, Albert Liu, Kerry Papps. 2013. The Transmission of Women’s Fertility, Human Capital and Work Orientation Across Immigrant Generations, Journal of Population Economics. 26(2):405-435.
  • Francine Blau, Peter Brummund, Albert Yung-Hsu Liu. 2013. Trends in Occupational Segregation by Gender 1980-2009: Adjusting for the Impact of Changes in the Occupational Coding System, Demography. 50(2):471-492.
  • Francine Blau, Lawrence Kahn, Kerry Papps. 2011. Gender, Source Country Characteristics and Labor Market Assimilation Among Immigrants: 1980-2000, Review of Economics and Statistics. 93(1):43-58.
  • Francine Blau, Janet M Curie, Rachel T Croson, Donna K Ginther. 2010. Can Mentoring Help Female Assistant Professors? Interim Results from a Randomized Trial, American Economic Review. 100(2):348-52.
  • Giuseppe Bertola, Francine Blau, Lawrence Kahn. 2007. Labor Market Institutions and Demographic Employment Patterns, Journal of Population Economics. 20(4):833-867.
  • Francine Blau, Lawrence Kahn. 2007. Changes in the Labor Supply Behavior of Married Women: 1980-2000, Journal of Labor Economics. 25(3):393-438.
  • Francine Blau, Jed Devaro. 2007. New Evidence on Gender Differences in Promotion Rates: An Empirical Analysis of a Sample of New Hires, Industrial Relations Journal. 46(3):511-550.
  • Francine Blau, Lawrence Kahn. 2007. The Gender Pay Gap, Economists' Voice.
  • Francine Blau, Lawrence Kahn. 2007. The Gender Pay Gap: Have Women Gone as Far as They Can?, Academy of Management Perspectives. 21:7-23.
  • Francine Blau, Lawrence Kahn. 2006. The US Gender Pay Gap in the 1990s: Slowing Convergence, Industrial and Labor Relations Review. 60(1):45-66.
  • Francine Blau. 2006. Annual Report of the American Economic Association Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession, American Economic Review.
  • Francine Blau, Lawrence Kahn. 2005. Do Cognitive Test Scores Explain Higher US Wage Inequality?, Review of Economics and Statistics. 87(1):184-193.
  • Francine Blau, Anne E Winkler. 2005. Does Affirmative Action Work?, Regional Review/The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.
  • Francine Blau. 2004. The Market for New Ph.D. Economists in 2002: Comment, American Economic Review.
  • Francine Blau, Lawrence Kahn, Jane Waldfogel. 2004. The Impact of Welfare Benefits on Single Motherhood and Headship of Young Women, Journal of Human Resources. 39(2):382-404.
  • Francine Blau, Lawrence Kahn, J Moriarty, A Souza. 2003. The Role of the Family in Immigrants’ Labor-Market Activity: An Evaluation of Alternative Explanations: Comment, American Economic Review. 93(1).
  • Francine Blau, Lawrence Kahn. 2003. Understanding International Differences in the Gender Pay Gap, Journal of Labor Economics. 21(1):106-144.
  • Francine Blau, Lawrence Kahn. 2002. Reply to Berndt Keller and to David Marsden, Comparative Labor Law and Policy Journal. 23(4):1077-1081.
  • Francine Blau, Lawrence Kahn. 2001. The Gender Pay Gap, NBER Reporter.
  • Francine Blau, Lawrence Kahn. 2000. Gender Differences in Pay, Journal of Economic Perspectives. 14(4):75-99.
  • Francine Blau, Lawrence Kahn, Jane Waldfogel. 2000. Understanding Young Women's Marriage Decisions: The Role of Labor and Marriage Market Conditions, Industrial and Labor Relations Review. 53(4):624-647.
  • Francine Blau, Lawrence Kahn. 1999. Analyzing the Gender Pay Gap, Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance. (special issue 1999):625-646.
  • Francine Blau, Lawrence Kahn. 1999. Institutions and Laws in the Labor Market, Handbook of Labor Economics. 5(3A):1399-1462.
  • Francine Blau. 1998. The Changing Labor Market for Women, Perspectives on Work. 1(3):39-42.
  • Francine Blau, Patricia Simpson, Deborah Anderson. 1998. Continuing Progress? Trends in Occupational Segregation Over the 1970s and 1980s, Feminist Economics. 4(3):29-71.
  • Francine Blau. 1998. Trends in the Well-being of American Women, 1970-1995, Journal of Economic Literature. 36(1):112-165.
  • Francine Blau, Lawrence Kahn. 1997. Swimming Upstream: Trends in the Gender Wage Differential in the 1980s, Journal of Labor Economics. 15(1):1-42.
  • Francine Blau, Lawrence Kahn. 1996. Wage Structure and Gender Earnings Differentials: An International Comparison, Economica. 63(250):S29-S62.
  • Francine Blau. 1996. Symposium on Primary and Secondary Education: Introduction, Journal of Economic Perspectives. 10(4):3-8.
  • Francine Blau, Lawrence Kahn. 1996. International Differences in Male Wage Inequality, Journal of Political Economy. 104(4):791-837.
  • Francine Blau, Lawrence Kahn. 1994. Rising Wage Inequality and the U.S. Gender Gap, American Economic Review. 84(2):23-33.
  • Francine Blau. 1993. Gender and Economic Outcomes: The Role of Wage Structure, Labour: Review of Labour Economics and Industrial Relations. 73-92.
  • Francine Blau, Marianne Ferber. 1992. Comparable Worth, Classrooms and Lunchrooms: A Journal for Teachers of Economics. 4-12.
  • Francine Blau, Adam Grossberg. 1992. Maternal Labor Supply and Children's Cognitive Development, Review of Economics and Statistics. 74(3):474-481.
  • Francine Blau, Andrea H Beller. 1992. Black-White Earnings Over the 1970s and 1980s: Gender Differences in Trends, Review of Economics and Statistics. 74(2):276-286.
  • Francine Blau, Lawrence Kahn. 1992. The Gender Earnings Gap: Learning from International Comparisons, American Economic Review. 533-538.
  • Francine Blau. 1992. Research Summaries: Gender and Economic Outcomes, NBER Reporter. 4-7.
  • Francine Blau, Marianne A Ferber. 1991. Career Plans and Expectations of Young Women and Men: The Earnings Gap and Labor Force Participation, Journal of Human Resources. 26(4):581-607.
  • Francine Blau, Adam J Grossberg. 1991. Wage and Employment Uncertainty and the Growth of Married Women's Labor Force Participation, Economic Inquiry. 678-695.
  • Francine Blau, John W Graham. 1990. Black/White Differences in Wealth and Asset Composition, Quarterly Journal of Economics. 105(2):321-339.
  • Francine Blau, Lawrence Kahn. 1989. A Model of Joint Wage and Hiring Discrimination, Research in Labor Economics. 157-205.
  • Francine Blau, Andrea H Beller. 1988. Trends in Earnings Differentials by Gender: 1971-1981, Industrial and Labor Relations Review. 41(4):513-529.
  • Francine Blau. 1988. Trends in Earnings of Women and Minorities: Discussion by the Authors, Industrial and Labor Relations Review. 41(4):547-549.
  • Francine Blau, Marianne A Ferber. 1987. Discrimination: Evidence from the United States, American Economic Review. 316-320.
  • Francine Blau, Marianne A Ferber. 1985. Women in the Labor Market: The Last Twenty Years, Women and Work. 1
  • Francine Blau, Lawrence Kahn. 1985. On Estimating Discrimination in the Economy: Comment, Southern Economic Journal. 51(4):221-226.
  • Francine Blau. 1984. The Use of Transfer Payments by Immigrants, Industrial and Labor Relations Review. 37:222-239.
  • Francine Blau, Lawrence Kahn. 1983. Unionism, Seniority and Turnover, Industrial Relations. 22:362-373.
  • Francine Blau, Lawrence Kahn. 1983. Job Search and Unionized Employment, Economic Inquiry. 21:412-430.
  • Francine Blau, Lawrence Kahn. 1981. Race and Sex Differences in Quits by Young Workers, Industrial and Labor Relations Review. 34:563-577.
  • Francine Blau, Lawrence Kahn. 1981. Causes and Consequences of Layoffs, Economic Inquiry. 20:270-296.
  • Francine Blau. 1981. On the Role of Values in Feminist Scholarship, Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society. 6:538-540.
  • Francine Blau. 1980. Immigration and Labor Earnings in Early Twentieth Century America, Research in Population Economics. 2:21-41.
  • Francine Blau. 1979. Youth and Jobs: Participation and Unemployment Rates, Youth and Society. 10:32-52.
  • Francine Blau, Wallace Hendricks. 1979. Occupational Segregation by Sex: Trends and Prospects, Journal of Human Resources. 14:197-210.
  • Francine Blau. 1976. Comment on Mueller's 'The Economic Determinants of Volunteer Work by Women', Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society. 2:251-254.
  • Francine Blau, Carol Jusenius. 1976. Economists' Approaches to Sex Segregation in the Labor Market: An Appraisal, Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society. 1(2):181-199.
  • Francine Blau. 1972. 'Women's Place' in the Labor Market, American Economic Review. 62:161-166.

Books

  • Francine Blau. 2012. Gender, Inequality, and Wages . Oxford: Oxford University Press , 2012.
  • Francine Blau, Mary C Brinton, David B Grusky. 2006. The Declining Significance of Gender? (co-editor). New York NY: Russell Sage Foundation, 2006. Francine Blau, Mary C Brinton, David B Grusky. (296)
  • Francine Blau, Lawrence Kahn. 2002. At Home and Abroad: US Labor Market Performance in International Perspective. New York NY: Russell Sage Foundation, 2002.
  • Francine Blau, Lawrence Kahn. 1996. Wage Inequality: International Comparisons of Its Sources. Washington, DC: American Enterprise Institute Press, 1996.
  • Francine Blau. 1977. Equal Pay in the Office. Lexington MA: Lexington Books, 1977. (158)
  • Francine Blau, Adele Simmons, Ann Freedman, Margaret Dunkle. 1975. Exploitation from 9 to 5: Report of the Twentieth Century Fund Task Force on Women and Employment. Lexington MA: Lexington Books, 1975. (200pp)

Textbooks

  • Francine Blau, Marianne A. Ferber, Anne E. Winkler. 2014. The Economics of Women, Men, and Work. Pearson, 2014.
  • Francine Blau, Marianne A Ferber, Anne E Winkler. 2010. The Economics of Women, Men, and Work. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall/Pearson, 2010. (428)

Book Chapters

  • Francine Blau. . Gender, Economics of. in International Encyclopedia of Social and Behavioral Science. Elsevier, (Accepted)
  • Francine Blau, Lawrence Kahn. 2015. Immigration and the Distribution of Incomes. in Handbook of the Economics of International Migration. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2015. Barry R. Chiswick and Paul W. Miller. (793-843)
  • Francine Blau. 2012. The Sources of the Gender Pay Gap. in The New Gilded Age: The Critical Inequality Debates of our Time. Stanford CA: Stanford University Press, 2012. David B. Grusky and Tamar Kricheli-Katz.
  • Francine Blau, Anne E Winkler. 2011. Women and Men in the Economy. in International Handbook on Teaching and Learning Economics. Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd, 2011. KimMarie McGoldrick and Gail M. Hoyt.
  • Francine Blau, Lawrence Kahn. 2009. Inequality and Earnings Distribution. in Oxford Handbook on Economic Inequality . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009. Wiemer Salverda, Brian Nolan, and Timothy M. Smeeding. (177-203)
  • Francine Blau, Lawrence Kahn. 2008. Womens Work and Wages. in The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics. New York NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008. Steven Durlauf, Lawrence Blume. (762-772)
  • Francine Blau, Lawrence Kahn. 2007. Gender and Assimilation among Mexican Americans. in Mexican Immigration. Chicago IL: University of Chicago Press, 2007. George Borjas. (57-106)
  • Francine Blau, Lawrence Kahn. 2006. The Gender Pay Gap: Going, Going, ... But Not Gone. in The Declining Significance of Gender?. New York NY: Russell Sage Foundation, 2006. Francine Blau, Mary C Brinton, David B Grusky. (37-66)
  • Francine Blau, Lawrence Kahn. 2004. Collective Bargaining, Relative Wages and Employment: International Microeconomic Evidence. in Changing Role of Unions: New Forms of Representation. Armonk NY: M.E. Sharpe, 2004. Phanindra V Wunnava. (169-228)
  • Francine Blau, Giuseppe Bertola, Lawrence Kahn. 2001. Comparative Analysis of Labor-Market Outcomes: Lessons for the United States from International Long-Run Evidence. in The Roaring Nineties. New York NY: Russell Sage: Century Foundation Press, 2001. Alan Krueger, Robert Solow.
  • Francine Blau, Lawrence Kahn. 2000. Gender and Youth Employment Outcomes: The US and West Germany, 1984-91. in Youth Unemployment and Employment in Advanced Countries. University of Chicago Press, 2000. David Blanchflower, Richard Freeman.
  • Francine Blau, Lawrence Kahn. 1999. Institutions and Laws in the Labor Market. in Handbook of Labor Economics. Amsterdam: North-Holland, 1999. O Ashenfelter, D Card.
  • Francine Blau. 1998. On Becoming and Being an Economist. in Passion and Craft: Economists At Work. Ann Arbor MI: University of Michigan Press, 1998. Michael Szenberg. (20-38)
  • Francine Blau. 1998. The Gender Pay Gap. in Women's Work and Wages. London: Routledge, 1998. Christina Jonung, Inga Persson.
  • Francine Blau. 1996. Alumni Perspective. in The ILR School at Fifty. Ithaca NY: Cornell University, 1996. Robert McKersie, J Gormly Miller, Robert Aronson, Robert Julian. (91-93)
  • Francine Blau. 1996. Comments on 'Child Care: Private Cost or Public Responsibility'. in Individual and Social Responsibility: Child Care, Education, Medical Care, and Long-Term Care in America. Chicago IL: University of Chicago Press, 1996. Victor R Fuchs.
  • Francine Blau, Lawrence Kahn. 1996. Why Does the U.S. Have Higher Male Wage Inequality? Prices Versus Characteristics. in Comparisons Internationale De Salaires. Paris: INSEE, 1996.
  • Francine Blau, Lawrence Kahn. 1995. The Gender Earnings Gap: Some International Evidence. in Differences and Changes in Wage Structures. Chicago IL: University of Chicago Press, 1995. Richard B Freeman, Lawrence F Katz.
  • Francine Blau, Lawrence Kahn. 1993. The Changing Composition of the U.S. Labor Force: Implications for Public Policy. in The Change of Employment Environment and Human Resource Management in U.S. and Japanese Labor Markets. Tokyo: Japan Institute of Labour, 1993. (163-191)
  • Francine Blau, Lawrence Kahn. 1992. Race and Gender Pay Differentials. in Research Frontiers in Industrial Relations and Human Resources. Madison WI: Industrial Relations Research Association, 1992. David Lewin, Olivia Mitchell, Peter Sherer. (381-416)
  • Francine Blau. 1992. The Fertility of Immigrant Women: Evidence from High Fertility Source Countries. in Immigration and the Workforce: Economic Consequences for the United States and Source Areas. University of Chicago Press, 1992. George J Borjas, Richard B Freeman. (93-133)
  • Francine Blau, Marianne A Ferber. 1992. Women's Work, Women's Lives: A Comparative Perspective. in Women's Work and Women's Lives: The Continuing Struggle Worldwide. Boulder CO: Westview Press, 1992. Hilda Kahne, Janet Giele. (28-46)
  • Francine Blau, Anne E Winkler. 1989. Women in the Labor Force: An Overview. in Women: A Feminist Perspective. Palo Alto CA: Mayfield, 1989. Jo Freeman. (265-286)
  • Francine Blau. 1987. Changes in Labor Force Opportunities: An Appraisal. in Ingredients for Women's Employment Policy. SUNY Press, 1987. Christine Bose, Glenna Spitze. (239-243)
  • Francine Blau. 1987. Comments on W. Lee Hansen and Karen Holden, 'Part-time Work and Occupational Segregation'. in Gender in the Work Place. Washington, DC: The Brookings Institution, 1987. Clair Brown, Joseph Pechman. (238-240)
  • Francine Blau. 1987. Gender. in The New Palgrave: A Dictionary of Economic Theory and Doctrine. Macmillan Press, 1987. John Eatwell, Murray Milgate, Peter Newman. (492-498)
  • Francine Blau, Marianne A Ferber. 1987. Women's Earnings and Occupations. in Women and Work: 1986 Industrial Relations Research Association Research Volume. Washington, DC: Bureau of National Affairs, 1987. Karen Koziara, Michael Moscow, Lucretia D Tanner. (37-68)
  • Francine Blau. 1986. Immigration and the U.S. Taxpayer. in Essays on Legal and Illegal Immigration. Kalamazoo MI: W.E. Upjohn Institute, 1986. Susan Pozo. (89-110)
  • Francine Blau. 1984. Discrimination Against Women: Theory and Evidence. in Labor Economics: Modern Views. Boston MA: Kluwer-Nijhoff, 1984. William A Darity, Jr. (53-89)
  • Francine Blau. 1984. Occupational Segregation and Labor Market Discrimination: A Critical Review. in Sex Segregation in the Workplace: Trends, Explanations, Remedies. Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 1984. Barbara Reskin. (117-143)
  • Francine Blau. 1978. The Data on Women Workers: Past, Present, and Future. in Women and Their Work. Palo Alto CA: Mayfield, 1978. Ann Stromberg, Shirley Harkness. (29-62)
  • Francine Blau. 1978. The Impact of the Unemployment Rate on Labor Force Entries and Exits. in Women's Changing Roles at Home and on the Job. Washington, DC: National Commission on Manpower Policy Special Report No. 26, 1978. Isabel Sawhill. (263-288)
  • Francine Blau. 1976. Longitudinal Patterns of Female Labor Force Participation. in Dual Careers - A Longitudinal Study of the Labor Market Experience of Women. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Labor, Manpower Research Monograph No. 21, 1976. Herbert S Parnes. (27-55)
  • Francine Blau. 1975. Sex Segregation of Workers by Enterprise in Clerical Occupations. in Labor Market Segmentation. Lexington MA: Lexington Books, 1975. Richard C Edwards, Michael Reich, David M Gordon. (257-278)
  • Francine Blau, Richard Weisskoff. 1972. The Political Economy of the (Brazilian) Education System. in Contemporary Brazil: Issues in Economic and Political Development. New York NY: Praeger, 1972. H Jon Rosenbaum, William Tyler. (371-398)

Book Sections

  • Francine Blau, Deborah Anderson. 2001. Frances Perkins. in The Oxford Companion to United States History. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001. Paul S Boyer. (588)
  • Francine Blau, Ronald Ehrenberg. 1997. Introduction. in Gender and Family Issues in the Workplace. New York NY: Russell Sage Foundation, 1997. Francine Blau, Ronald G Ehrenberg.
  • Francine Blau. 1984. Concluding Remarks. in Sex Segregation in the Workplace: Trends, Explanations, Remedies. Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 1984. Barbara Reskin. (310-313)

Book Reviews

  • Francine Blau. 1992. Review of 'Immigration, Trade, and the Labor Market' edited by John M Abowd and Richard B Freeman. in Industrial and Labor Relations Review. 1992. (201-203)
  • Francine Blau. 1991. Review of 'Understanding the Gender Gap: An Economic History of American Women' by Claudia Goldin. in Journal of Political Economy. 1991. (1332-1335)
  • Francine Blau. 1983. Review of 'A Challenge to Social Security' edited by Richard V Burkhauser and Karen C Holden. in Journal of Economic Literature. New York NY: Academic Press, 1983. (1041-1042)
  • Francine Blau. 1981. Review of 'Changing Places: Men and Women in Transitional Occupations' by Carol Tropp Schreiber. in Journal of Economic Literature. 1981. (158-159)
  • Francine Blau. 1977. Review of 'Equal Employment Opportunity and the AT&T Case' edited by Phyllis Wallace. in Industrial and Labor Relations Review. 1977. (118-119)
  • Francine Blau. 1977. Review of 'Sex, Discrimination, and the Division of Labor' edited by Cynthia B Lloyd. in Industrial and Labor Relations Review. 1977. (254-255)
  • Francine Blau. 1975. Review of 'The American Woman: Her Changing Social, Economic, and Political Role, 1920-1970' by William Chafe. in Journal of Human Resources. 1975. (548-550)

Conference Proceedings

  • Francine Blau, Giuseppe Bertola, Lawrence Kahn. 2003. Collective Bargaining Institutions and Demographic Employment Patterns. in IRRA Proceedings 55th Annual Meeting. 2003.
  • Francine Blau. 1998. Widening Differentials by Skill: 'An American Dilemma'. in IRRA Proceedings 50th Annual Meeting. 1998. (1-10)
  • Francine Blau, Lawrence Kahn. 1997. Youth Employment in the US and West Germany, 1984-91. in IRRA Proceedings 49th Annual Meeting. Madison WI: Industrial Relations Research Association, 1997. (87-97)
  • Francine Blau, Lawrence Kahn. 1996. International Differences in Male Wage Inequality: Institutions Versus Market Forces. in Comparaisons de Salaires Internationales: Actes du Colloque des 1er et 2 Février 1996. Paris: INSEE, 1996. (168-181)
  • Francine Blau, Marianne A Ferber. 1987. Women's Progress in the Labor Market: Should we Rest on Our Laurels?. in Papers and Proceedings of the Thirty-Ninth Annual Meeting. Industrial Relations Research Association, 1987. (70-76)
  • Francine Blau. 1978. Youth Participation Rates and the Availability of Jobs. in Supplementary Papers from the Conference on Youth Unemployment: Its Measurement and Meaning. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, 1978. Naomi Berger Davidson. (56-76)

Professional Activities

  • Immigrants and Gender Roles: Assimilation vs. Culture. Presented to IZA--Institute for the Study of Labor. Bonn Germany. 2014.
  • The Gender Pay Gap: Going, Going…But Not Gone. Presented to Colby College. Waterville, ME. 2013.
  • Immigrants and Gender Roles: Assimilation vs. Culture. Presented to University of Northern Iowa. Cedar Falls, Iowa. 2013.
  • Female Labor Supply: Why is the US Falling Behind. Presented to American Economic Association. San Diego. 2013.
  • Presented to Trustees Weekend Cornell University. Ithaca NY. 2012.
  • The Gender Pay Gap. Presented to The White House and the Council of Economic Advisors. Washington DC. 2012.
  • The Gender Pay Gap: Going, Going…But Not Gone. Presented to Cornell University. Ithaca NY. 2012.
  • Understanding the Gender Pay Gap. Presented to Ford Foundation. Peking University. 2012.
  • The Gender Pay Gap: Going, Going,...But Not Gone. Cornell University. 2012.
  • SUBSTITUTION BETWEEN INDIVIDUAL AND CULTURAL CAPITAL: PRE-MIGRATION LABOR SUPPLY, CULTURE AND US LABOR MARKET OUTCOMES AMONG IMMIGRANT WOMEN . Presented to Renmin University. Beijing, China. 2012.
  • SUBSTITUTION BETWEEN INDIVIDUAL AND CULTURAL CAPITAL: PRE-MIGRATION LABOR SUPPLY, CULTURE AND US LABOR MARKET OUTCOMES AMONG IMMIGRANT WOMEN . Presented to Society of Labor Economists. Chicago, IL. 2012.
  • The Transmission of Women’s Fertility, Human Capital, and Work Orientation Across Immigrant Generations. Presented to Leonard and Gretchan Broom Center for Demography. University of California Santa Barbara. 2012.
  • The Transmission of Women’s Fertility, Human Capital, and Work Orientation Across Immigrant Generations. Presented to Yale Law School. New Haven, CT. 2011.
  • The Gender Pay Gap: Going, Going...But Not Gone. Presented to German Institute for Economic Research (DIW), Berlin, Germany. Berlin, Germany. 2011.
  • THE TRANSMISSION OF WOMEN’S FERTILITY, HUMAN CAPITAL AND WORK ORIENTATION ACROSS IMMIGRANT GENERATIONS. Presented to Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), Bonn, Germany. Bonn, Germany. 2011.
  • THE TRANSMISSION OF WOMEN’S FERTILITY, HUMAN CAPITAL AND WORK ORIENTATION ACROSS IMMIGRANT GENERATIONS. Presented to IZA/CEPR. Ammersee, Germany. 2011.
  • SUBSTITUTION BETWEEN INDIVIDUAL AND CULTURAL CAPITAL: PRE-MIGRATION LABOR SUPPLY, CULTURE AND US LABOR MARKET OUTCOMES AMONG IMMIGRANT WOMEN. Presented to University of Oslo. Oslo, Norway. 2011.
  • The Transmission of Women's Fertility, Human Capital and Work Orientation Across Immigrant Generations. Presented to University of Oslo. Oslo Norway. 2011.
  • The Transmission of Women's Fertility, Human Capital and Work Orientation Across Immigrant Generations. Presented to Midwest Economic Association. St Louis, MO. 2011.
  • Gender, Source Country Characteristics and Labor Market Assimilation Among Immigrants: 1980-2000. Presented to American Economic Association. Denver, CO. 2011.
  • The Gender Pay Gap: Going, Going…But Not Gone. Presented to Middlebury College. Middlebury VT. 2010.
  • Gender, Source Country Characteristics and Labor Market Assimilation Among Immigrants. Presented to Stanford Institute for Theoretical Economics. Stanford University. 2010.
  • Gender, Source Country Characteristics and Labor Market Assimilation Among Immigrants: 1980-2000. Presented to National Bureau of Economic Research. Cambridge, Mass. 2010.
  • Gender, Source Country Characteristics and Labor Market Assimilation Among Immigrants: 1980-2000. Presented to University of Warwick. Warwick, UK. 2010.
  • Gender, Source Country Characteristics and Labor Market Assimilation Among Immigrants: 1980-2000. Presented to University of Washington. Seattle, Washington. 2010.
  • Gender, Source Country Characteristics and Labor Market Assimilation Among Immigrants. Presented to Southern California Conference in Applied Microeconomics. Claremont Colleges, Claremont, CA. 2010.
  • Gender, Source Country Characteristics and Labor Market Assimilation Among Immigrants: 1980-2000. Presented to SUNY-Albany. Albany NY. 2010.
  • How Much Progress Has Been Achieved Towards Gender Equality?. Presented to Dept of Economics, American University. Washington, DC. 2010.
  • Can Mentoring Help Female Assistant Professors? Interim Results from a Randomized Trial. Presented to American Economic Association. Atlanta, GA. 2010.
  • Earnings Inequality in the U.S. Labor Market: Trends and Prospects. Presented to ILR Online Webcast. Ithaca, NY. 2009.
  • Pay Equity: Understanding the Trends in the Gender Pay Gap. Presented to ILR Labor and Employment Law. NY, NY. 2009.
  • The Transmission of Women's Fertility, Human Capital and Work Orientation Across Immigrant Generatios. Presented to Society of Labor Economists. Boston, MA. 2009.

Honors and Awards

  • IZA Prize in Labor Economics, Inst for the Study of Labor (IZA). 2010
  • Academic Fellow (Inaugural Fellow), Labor and Employment Relations Association. 2009
  • Fellow, American Academy of Political and Social Science. 2005
  • Fellow (Founding Fellow), Society of Labor Economists. 2003
  • Carolyn Shaw Bell Award, American Economic Association Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession. 2001

Contact

Ives Hall, Room 268
607-255-4381
(f) 607- 255-4496

Areas of Expertise

Other Areas of Expertise

Labor Economics, Economics of Gender, Economics of Discrimination, Wage Inequality, Immigration