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Seth G. Sanders, Professor of Economics and Public Policy and Director, Duke Population Research Institute  

Office Location: 221A Social Sciences Building
Office Phone: (919) 660-1898
Duke Box: 90097
Email Address: seth.sanders@duke.edu

Areas of Expertise

  • Social Policy
    • Demography
    • Gender
    • Labor and Unions

Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1993
M.A., University of Chicago, 1985
B.A., University of Chicago, 1984
AB (Economics), University of Chicago, 1984

Research Description: Professor Sanders specializes in the fields of economics and public policy. His research focuses specifically on four different lines of study, which include the trends of race and gender in relation to earnings among the highly educated; the effects of extreme economic changes on workers and families; the performance of gay and lesbian families within the economy; and the economic consequences of teenage childbearing. He has received numerous grants for his research, including several from the National Institute of Child Health and Development, and also from the National Science Foundation, the Appalachian Regional Commission, and the Research Initiation Fund. He has published his research writings extensively, contributing his work to numerous leading academic journals for over two decades. Some of his refereed articles include, “Gender Wage Differences Among the Highly Educated” with D. Black, A. Haviland, and L. Taylor; “The Economics of Lesbian and Gay Families” with D. Black and L. Taylor; “Empirical Regularities Across Cultures: The Effect of Children on Women’s Work” with H.O. Duleep; and “A Simulation Estimator for Sequential Models of Discrete Choice” with V.J. Hotz, R. Miller, and J. Smith. Professor Sanders is currently conducting research funded by a grant awarded by the Institute of Child Health and Development on, “The Role of Firms in Immigrant Assimilation and Labor Market Adjustment.” He is also completing work concerning a proposal for the infrastructure of the Maryland Population Research Center.

Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. DA Black, SG Sanders, EJ Taylor and LJ Taylor. "The Impact of the Great Migration on Mortality of African Americans: Evidence from the Deep South.." The American economic review 105.2 (February, 2015): 477-503. [doi]  [abs]
  2. F Andersson, M García-Pérez, J Haltiwanger, K McCue and S Sanders. "Workplace Concentration of Immigrants." Demography 51.6 (December, 2014): 2281-2306. [doi]
  3. S Israel, A Caspi, DW Belsky, H Harrington, S Hogan, R Houts, S Ramrakha, S Sanders, R Poulton and TE Moffitt. "Credit scores, cardiovascular disease risk, and human capital.." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 111.48 (December, 2014): 17087-17092. [doi]  [abs]
  4. MM Gorsuch, SG Sanders and B Wu. "Tooth loss in Appalachia and the Mississippi delta relative to other regions in the United States, 1999-2010.." American journal of public health 104.5 (May, 2014): e85-e91. [doi]  [abs]
  5. Dan Black, Natalia Kolesnikova, Seth Sanders and Lowell Taylor. "THE ROLE OF LOCATION IN EVALUATING RACIAL WAGE DISPARITY.." Journal of labor economics 2.1 (May, Submitted, 2013): 2-2.  [abs]

Curriculum Vitae

Seth G. Sanders