Martha J. Bailey

Professor of Economics


Martha J. Bailey’s research focuses on labor economics, demography and health in the U.S. in the context of a long-term economic history. Her work has examined the effect of modern contraception for women’s childbearing, career decisions and the gender gap in wages.

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Two hands push medication out of a green plastic container Research Brief / Health

Free Birth Control, Fewer Births

Unintended pregnancies decline when copays and patient fees are eliminated

Four children are sitting around a shoe box filled with dirt and worms engaging in a science project Research Brief / Education

Head Start, the Public Preschool Program, More Than Pays for Itself

Large study sees increases in education, declines in public assistance