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Mckinnish, Terra G Professor

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Research

research overview

  • My primary fields are labor economics and economic demography and my main research focus is the empirical investigation of issues related to poverty and family structure. A central goal of my research is to inform our understanding of how individuals make important decisions that affect their standard of living, such as those concerning work, schooling, marriage and divorce, childbearing, migration and participation in government welfare programs. I am particularly interested in how these decisions are affected by the economic environment and by government policies. Research topics have included: how shocks to demand for low-skilled workers affect education, marriage, work and welfare participation, the effect of welfare programs on migration decisions, determinants of divorce, migration decisions of dual-earner couples, migration flows in and out of gentrifying neighborhoods.

keywords

  • labor market outcomes, education, earnings, welfare programs, couple migration, dual-earner couples, divorce, marriage, neighborhood evolution, gentrification

Publications

selected publications

Teaching

courses taught

  • ECON 4339 Economics Honors Seminar 2 (Spring 2019)
  • ECON 4848 Applied Econometrics (Spring 2019)
  • ECON 4909 Independent Study (Spring 2019)
  • ECON 8909 Independent Study (Spring 2019)
  • ECON 8999 Doctoral Dissertation (Spring 2019)
  • ECON 4909 Independent Study (Fall 2018)
  • ECON 8209 Economics Research Methods Workshop 1 (Fall 2018)
  • ECON 8909 Independent Study (Fall 2018)
  • ECON 8999 Doctoral Dissertation (Fall 2018)
  • ECON 4339 Economics Honors Seminar 2 (Spring 2018)
  • ECON 4848 Applied Econometrics (Spring 2018)
  • ECON 4909 Independent Study (Spring 2018)
  • ECON 8909 Independent Study (Spring 2018)
  • ECON 8999 Doctoral Dissertation (Spring 2018)

Background

International Activities

global connections related to teaching and scholarly work (in recent years)

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