Susan L. Averett
Research Fellow

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Averett Susan L. Averett, Ph.D., is the Charles A. Dana professor of Economics at Lafayette College. She is the author of dozens of academic articles and book chapters. Her research covers a wide array of topics in both labor, health and demographic economics. She is the co-editor (along with Saul Hoffman and Laura Argys) of the "Handbook on Women and the Economy" to be published in 2018 by Oxford University Press. She is the co-author with Saul Hoffman of the textbook “Women in the Economy: Family, Work and Pay” and she is an associate editor at Economics and Human Biology. She was co-editor with Edward Gamber of the Eastern Economic Journal from 2010-2015. She is a past board member of the Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession.

She joined IZA as a Research Fellow in March 2012.
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IZA World of Labor article: Obesity and labor market outcomes
 
IZA Discussion Papers:
No. Author(s)
Title
10917  Susan L. Averett
Sabrina Terrizzi
Yang Wang
Taking the CON out of Pennsylvania: Did Hip and Knee Replacement Patients Benefit?
10916  Susan L. Averett
Julie K. Smith
Yang Wang
Minimum Wages and the Health of Hispanic Women
10185  Susan L. Averett
Julie K. Smith
Yang Wang
The Effects of Minimum Wages on the Health of Working Teenagers
(forthcoming in: Applied Economics Letters)
9608  Susan L. Averett
Erin K. Fletcher
The Relationship between Maternal Pre-Pregnancy BMI and Preschool Obesity
(published in: Applied Demography and Public Health in the 21st Century (pp. 201-219). 2017. Springer International Publishing.)
9196  Laura M. Argys
Susan L. Averett
The Effect of Family Size on Education: New Evidence from China's One Child Policy
9173  Susan L. Averett
Yang Wang
The Effects of the Earned Income Tax Credit on Children's Health, Quality of Home Environment, and Non-Cognitive Skills
(forthcoming in: Public Finance Review)
9052  Susan L. Averett
Erin K. Fletcher
Prepregnancy Obesity and Birth Outcomes
(published in: Maternal and Child Health Journal, 2016, 20(3), 655-664.)
8153  Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes
Susan L. Averett
Cynthia Bansak
Welfare Reform and Immigrant Fertility
(published in: Journal of Population Economics, 2016, 29(3), 757-779.)
7996  Susan L. Averett
Yang Wang
Identifying the Causal Effect of Alcohol Abuse on the Perpetration of Intimate Partner Violence by Men Using a Natural Experiment
(forthcoming in: Southern Economic Journal)
7512  Susan L. Averett
Sabrina Terrizzi
Yang Wang
The Effect of Sorority Membership on Eating Disorders and Body Mass Index
(published in: Health economics, 2017, 26(7), 875-891.)
6898  Susan L. Averett
Julie K. Smith
Indebted and Overweight: The Link Between Weight and Household Debt
(published as 'Financial hardship and obesity' in: Economics and Human Biology, 2014, 15, 201-212 [Online First])
6680  Susan L. Averett
Yang Wang
The Effects of EITC Payment Expansion on Maternal Smoking
(published in: Health Economics, 2013, 22 (11), 1344-1359)
6586  Susan L. Averett
Sarah M. Estelle
Is it Necessary to Walk the Talk? The Effects of Maternal Experiences and Communication on the Sexual Behavior of Female Adolescents
(published as 'Will Daughters Walk Mom's Talk? The Effects of Maternal Communication about Sex on the Sexual Behavior of Female Adolescents' in: Review of Economics of the Household, 2014, 12(4), 613-639)
6454  Susan L. Averett
Laura M. Argys
Jennifer L. Kohn
Immigration, Obesity and Labor Market Outcomes in the UK
(published in: IZA Journal of Migration, 2012, 1:2 [journal version])
 

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