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Seth G. Sanders, Professor of Economics and Director of Graduate Studies and Professor of Public Policy in the Sanford School and Faculty Research Scholar of DuPRI's Center for Population Health & Aging and Affiliate of Center for Child and Family Policy

Seth G. Sanders

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.”

Contact Info:
Office Location:  221A Social Sciences Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone:  (919) 660-1898
Email Address: send me a message

Teaching (Spring 2018):

  • ECON 390.02, SELECTED TOPICS IN ECONOMICS Synopsis
    Allen 103, TuTh 10:05 AM-11:20 AM
  • PUBPOL 909.01, DISSERTATION PROPOSAL SEM II Synopsis
    Sanford 225, W 03:05 PM-05:35 PM
Education:

Ph.D.University of Chicago1993
M.A.University of Chicago1985
B.A.University of Chicago1984
AB (Economics)University of Chicago1984
Specialties:

Labor Economics / Economics of the Household
Microeconomics
Mathematical and Quantitative Methods
Economic Growth and Technological Change
Research Interests:

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.

Keywords:

Adolescent • Adult • Cardiovascular Diseases • Child • Cognition • Dental Care • Educational Status • Fluoridation • Income • Oral Health • Socioeconomic Factors • Tooth Loss

Curriculum Vitae  Bio
Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Black, DA; Hsu, Y-C; Sanders, SG; Schofield, LS; Taylor, LJ, The Methuselah Effect: The Pernicious Impact of Unreported Deaths on Old-Age Mortality Estimates., Demography, vol. 54 no. 6 (December, 2017), pp. 2001-2024 [doi]  [abs]
  2. Black, DA; Hsu, Y-C; Sanders, SG; Taylor, LJ, Combining forward and backward mortality estimation., Population Studies (June, 2017), pp. 1-12 [doi]  [abs]
  3. Kranton, RE; Sanders, SG, Groupy versus Non-Groupy Social Preferences: Personality, Region, and Political Party, American Economic Review, vol. 107 no. 5 (May, 2017), pp. 65-69 [doi]
  4. Arcidiacono, P; Beauchamp, A; Hull, M; Sanders, S, Exploring the Racial Divide in Education and the Labor Market through Evidence from Interracial Families, Journal of Human Capital, vol. 9 no. 2 (June, 2015), pp. 198-238 [doi]
  5. Black, DA; Sanders, SG; Taylor, EJ; Taylor, LJ, The Impact of the Great Migration on Mortality of African Americans: Evidence from the Deep South., American Economic Review, vol. 105 no. 2 (February, 2015), pp. 477-503, ISSN 0002-8282 [doi]  [abs]
Conferences Organized

  • Economic Demography Conference (PAA). December 14, 2009, Economic Demography Conference (PAA), December 2009  

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