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Jenna Stearns

Department of Economics
University of California, Davis
Assistant Professor, Economics

I am a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Economics at the University of California, Santa Barbara. I received a B.A. in Economics from Whitman College in 2010. My primary research interests include family, gender, education, and health economics. I am particularly interested in the relationship between fertility choices and investments in human capital. My current research looks at the effects of family-friendly policies on labor market choices, productivity, family structure, and health outcomes.

Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of California, Davis.

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Broom Center Publications
Shelly Lundberg (with Robert Pollak and Jenna Stearns). 2016.
"Family Inequality: Diverging Patterns in Marriage, Cohabitation, and Childbearing."
Journal of Economic Perspectives, Spring 2016, 30(2): 79-102.
Stearns, Jenna. 2015.
"The Effects of Paid Maternity Leave: Evidence from Temporary Disability Insurance."
Journal of Health Economics, 43: 85-102.