2018 - 2020
This study, funded by the Russel Sage Foundation, focuses on understanding the dynamics of gender earnings and employment gaps with age and career experience in the U.S.
2020 - 2021
This study funded by the Washington Center for Equitable Growth examines whether state-mandated paid sick leave and state-mandated paid family medical leave helped control the early spread of COVID-19 and ameliorated the economic distress caused by the pandemic.
2019 - 2022
This study examines whether self-employment and entrepreneurship act as a pathway to social mobility for women and their children.
2020 - 2023
This study, funded by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, examines entrepreneurship as a career choice for women.
2020 - 2022
Researchers investigate the impact of paid family leave programs on business firms in California, New Jersey, and Rhode Island for this research study funded by the National Science Foundation.
Ongoing since 2015
Researchers use Norwegian time-use survey data to study the effect of performance pay on the allocation of tasks within the household and analyzing worker mobility and earnings in the U.S.-linked employer-employee data
2022 - 2025
Even after decades of gender convergence in skill levels and employment, the occupational distribution of workers remains surprisingly segregated by gender. The primary objective of this project, led by the Institute for Social Research in Oslo, Norway, is to study how ongoing transformations in occupational distribution affect men and women differently: their labor market opportunities, skills requirements, work hours, and wages.
2015 - 2019
This project looks at entrepreneurship using data from the Survey of Business Owners.
2010 - 2011
This research project analyzes the effects of family leave policies in the United States and Finland.
2011 - 2014
This project, funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, examined the role of firms in shaping high-skilled immigration to the United States.
2015 - 2020
Sari Pekkala Kerr, Ph.D., examined the impacts of immigrant entrepreneurs in the U.S. for this study funded by the National Science Foundation.
2015 - 2019
This project investigated the demographic characteristics and personality traits of founders who are responsible for creating new U.S. firms and generating jobs.
2010 - 2011
This project evaluates how much high school seniors know about the labor market impacts related to their study choices and how additional information affects their application process and choices among alternative study places.