Evelyn L. Lehrer
Research Fellow

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Lehrer Evelyn Lehrer, a native of Chile, obtained her PhD in Economics from Northwestern University in 1978. She is currently Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Economics Department at the University of Illinois, Chicago.

Her main fields of research are economic demography and labor economics. She has done work on women’s labor supply behavior, fertility, child-care arrangements, union formation and dissolution, the distribution of family income, and more recently, on issues related to domestic violence. She has also done extensive work on the economics of religion. Using survey data from the United States, she has examined the role of religion in several dimensions of economic and demographic behavior, including education, wages, family size, women’s employment, entry into marriage and cohabitation, and divorce.

Her research has been published in various journals. These include Demography, Journal of Human Resources, Review of Economic Statistics, Journal of Population Economics, Economic Inquiry, Applied Economics, Population and Development Review, Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, and Social Science Research.

She joined IZA as a Research Fellow in June 2004.
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IZA Discussion Papers:
No. Author(s)
Title
10629  Evelyn L. Lehrer
Yeon Jeong Son
Women's Age at First Marriage and Marital Instability in the United States: Differences by Race and Ethnicity
10503  Evelyn L. Lehrer
Yeon Jeong Son
Marital Instability in the United States: Trends, Driving Forces, and Implications for Children
(forthcoming in: Oxford Handbook on the Economics of Women)
7254  Evelyn L. Lehrer
Yu Chen
The Labor Market Behavior of Married Women with Young Children in the U.S.: Have Differences by Religion Disappeared?
(published in Keister, L. and Sherkat, D. (eds.): Religion and Inequality in America - Research and Theory on Religion's Role in Stratification. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014.)
6729  Evelyn L. Lehrer
Yu Chen
Delayed Entry into First Marriage: Further Evidence on the Becker-Landes-Michael Hypothesis
(published in: Demographic Research, 2013, 29 (20), 521-542)
5954  Evelyn L. Lehrer
Yu Chen
Women's Age at First Marriage and Marital Instability: Evidence from the 2006-2008 National Survey of Family Growth
4279  Evelyn L. Lehrer
Religion, Human Capital Investments and the Family in the United States
(published in: Oxford Handbook of the Economics of Religion, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2010)
4067  Evelyn L. Lehrer
Vivian L. Lehrer
Ramona Krauss
Religion and Intimate Partner Violence in Chile: Macro- and Micro-Level Influences
(published in: Social Science Research, 2009, 38(3), 635-643 )
3541  Evelyn L. Lehrer
The Role of Religion in Economic and Demographic Behavior in the United States: A Review of the Recent Literature
(published in: Evelyn Lehrer: Religion, Economics, and Demography, London: Routledge, 2009)
3133  Jocelyn A. Lehrer
Vivian L. Lehrer
Evelyn L. Lehrer
Pamela Oyarzun
Sexual Violence in College Students in Chile
(published in: International Family Planning Perspectives, 2007, 33(4), 168-175)
2753  Jocelyn A. Lehrer
Vivian L. Lehrer
Evelyn L. Lehrer
Zhenxiang Zhao
Physical Dating Violence Among College Students in Chile
(published in: Journal of Women's Health, 2010, 19(5), 893-902)
2166  Evelyn L. Lehrer
Age at Marriage and Marital Instability: Revisiting the Becker-Landes-Michael Hypothesis
(Published in: Journal of Population Economics, 2008, 21 (2), 463 - 484)
1818  Evelyn L. Lehrer
Young Women's Religious Affiliation and Participation as Determinants of High School Completion
(published in: Review of Economics of the Household, 2006, 4(3), 277-293)
1725  Evelyn L. Lehrer
Religious Affiliation and Participation as Determinants of Women's Educational Attainment and Wages
(published in: Christopher Ellison and Robert Hummer (eds.) , Religion, Families and Health: Population Based Research in the United States, Rutgers University Press, 2010)
1390  Evelyn L. Lehrer
Religion as a Determinant of Economic and Demographic Behavior in the United States
(published in: Population and Development Review, 2004, 30 (4), 707-726)
 

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