The W.J. Usery Workplace Research Group includes scholars at the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, with research interests bearing on the workplace, labor markets, education, health, and related areas. To learn more about the group and college, visit https://usery.gsu.edu and https://aysps.gsu.edu.

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Submissions from 2019

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Migration Constraints and Disparate Responses to Changing Job Opportunities, Kalee E. Burns and Julie L. Hotchkiss

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The Impact of the ACA on Insurance Coverage Disparities After Four Years, Charles J. Courtemanche, Ishtiaque Fazlul, James Marton, and Benjamin Ukert

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Medicaid Coverage across the Income Distribution under the Affordable Care Act, Charles J. Courtemanche, James Marton, and Aaron Yelowitz

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Measuring the Quality of Workplace Relations and Organizational Performance with Alternative Balanced Scorecards from Strategic HRM and Employment-Industrial Relations, Bruce E. Kaufman, Adrian Wilkinson, Michael Barry, and Rafael Gomez

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The Changing Quality of Nonstandard Work Arrangements: Does Skill Matter?, Cathy Yang Liu and Luisa Nazareno

Submissions from 2018

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Trouble in the Tails? What We Know about Earnings Nonresponse Thirty Years after Lillard, Smith, and Welch, Christopher R. Bollinger, Barry T. Hirsch, Charles M. Hokayem, and James P. Ziliak

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The Effects of Differential Pay on Teacher Recruitment and Retention, Carycruz Bueno and Tim R. Sass

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Fast Locations and Slowing Labor Mobility, Patrick Coate and Kyle Mangum

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Academics’ Motives, Opportunity Costs and Commercial Activities Across Fields, Wesley M. Cohen, Henry Sauermann, and Paula Stephan

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Estimating the Associations between SNAP and Food Insecurity, Obesity, and Food Purchases with Imperfect Administrative Measures of Participation, Charles J. Courtemanche, Augustine Denteh, and Rusty Tchernis

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Effects of the Affordable Care Act on Health Behaviors after Three Years, Charles J. Courtemanche, James Marton, Benjamin Ukert, and Aaron Yelowitz

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Some Like it Hot: Assessing Longer-term Labor Market Benefits from a High-Pressure Economy, Julie L. Hotchkiss and Robert E. Moore

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Individual Social Capital and Migration, Julie L. Hotchkiss and Anil Rupasingha

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In-migration and Dilution of Community Social Capital, Julie L. Hotchkiss and Anil Rupasingha

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The Geography of Occupational Concentration among Low-Skilled Immigrants, Cathy Yang Liu and Eric Van Holm

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The Gender Gap in Stem Attainment, Tim R. Sass

Submissions from 2017

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CLEP Me Out of Here: The Impact of Prior Learning Assessments on College Completion, Angela Boatman, Michael Hurwitz, Jason Lee, and Jonathan Smith

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THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT AND AMBULANCE RESPONSE TIMES, Charles J. Courtemanche, Andrew Friedson, Andrew P. Koller, and Daniel I. Rees

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Early Effects of the Affordable Care Act on Health Care Access, Risky Health Behaviors, and Self-Assessed Health, Charles J. Courtemanche, James Marton, Benjamin Ukert, and Aaron Yelowitz

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PARENTAL WORK HOURS AND CHILDHOOD OBESITY: EVIDENCE USING INSTRUMENTAL VARIABLES RELATED TO SIBLING SCHOOL ELIGIBILITY, Charles J. Courtemanche, Rusty Tchernis, and Xilin Zhou

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The Origins of Early Childhood Anthropometric Persistence, Augustine Denteh, Daniel L. Millimet, and Rusty Tchernis

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How Important Are Fixed Effects and Time Trends in Estimating Returns to Schooling? Evidence From A Replication of Jacobson, Lalonde and Sullivan, 2005, Susan Dynarski, Brian Jacob, and Daniel Kreisman

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The Impact of Incentives to Recruit and Retain Teachers in “Hard-to-Staff” Subjects, Li Feng and Tim R. Sass

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Context Factors and the Performance of Mobile Individuals in Research Teams, Chiara Franzoni, Giuseppe Scellato, and Paula Stephan

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Nonprofit Wages: Theory and Evidence, Barry T. Hirsch, David A. Macpherson, and Anne E. Preston

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Cost of Unemployment and Price Changes on Family Welfare: A Microsimulation Analysis, Julie L. Hotchkiss, Robert E. Moore, and Fernando Rios-Avila

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How Capitalism Endogenously Creates Rising Income Inequality and Economic Crisis: The Macro Political Economy Model of Early Industrial Relations, Bruce E. Kaufman

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A Human Resource vs. Employment Relation Balanced Scorecard for Workforce Management: New Theory, Evidence, and Practice Implications, Bruce E. Kaufman, Michael Barry, Rafael Gomez, and Adrian Wilkinson

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Vocational and Career Tech Education in American High Schools: The Value of Depth Over Breadth, Daniel Kreisman and Kevin Stange

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Migrant Entrepreneurship in China: Entrepreneurial Transition and Firm Performance, Cathy Yang Liu, Lin Ye, and Bo Feng

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An Approach for Empirical Work in Spatial Dynamics, Kyle Mangum

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Coming and Going: Spatial Heterogeneity in Gross Population Flows, Kyle Mangum

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The Role of Housing in Carbon Emissions, Kyle Mangum

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Unobserved Inputs in Household Production, Sergey Mityakov and Thomas A. Mroz

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Understanding Unobserved Propensities of Suicide in the United States: A Hierarchical Model with Spatially Correlated Random Effects, Jaesang Sung, Qihua Qiu, Will Davis, and Rusty Tchernis

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Bias against Novelty in Science: A Cautionary Tale for Users of Bibliometric Indicators, Jian Wang, Reinhilde Veugelers, and Paula Stephan

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An Empirical Analysis of Health Shocks and Informal Risk Sharing Networks, Andinet Woldemichael and Shiferaw Gurmu

Submissions from 2016

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The Effect of Smoking on Obesity: Evidence from a Randomized Trial, Charles J. Courtemanche, Rusty Tchernis, and Benjamin Ukert

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Rotation Group Bias in Measures of Multiple Job Holding, Barry T. Hirsch and John V. Winters

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Wage Determination in Social Occupations: the Role of Individual Social Capital, Julie L. Hotchkiss and Anil Rupasingha

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On the Estimation of Treatment Effects with Endogenous Misreporting, Pierre Nguimkeu, Augustine Denteh, and Rusty Tchernis

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Using Spatial Factor Analysis to Measure Human Development, Qihua Qiu, Jaesang Sung, Will Davis, and Rusty Tchernis

Submissions from 2015

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Can Changing Economic Factors Explain the Rise in Obesity?, Charles J. Courtemanche, Josh Pinkston, Christopher Ruhm, and George Wehby

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Multiple Job Holding, Local Labor Markets, and the Business Cycle, Barry T. Hirsch, Muhammad M. Husain, and John V. Winters

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The Puzzling Fixity of Multiple Job Holding across Regions and Labor Markets, Barry T. Hirsch, Muhammad M. Husain, and John V. Winters

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Impact of Allowing Sunday Alcohol Sales in Georgia on Employment and Hours, Julie L. Hotchkiss and Yanling Qi

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Cities and Labor Market Dynamics, Kyle Mangum

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Enhanced Citizenship Verification and Children’s Medicaid Coverage, James Marton, Angela Snyder, and Mei Zhou

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The role of birth order in child labour and schooling, Yared Seid and Shiferaw Gurmu

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Bias against Novelty in Science: A Cautionary Tale for Users of Bibliometric Indicators, Jian Wang, Reinhilde Veugelers, and Paula Stephan

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Transnational Activities of Immigrant-Owned Firms and Their Performances in the United States, Qingfang Wang and Cathy Yang Liu

Submissions from 2014

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Unauthorized Immigration and Electoral Outcomes, Nicole Rae Baerg, Julie L. Hotchkiss, and Myriam Quispe-Agnoli

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Impacts of the Affordable Care Act Dependent Coverage Provision on Health-Related Outcomes of Young Adults, Silvia Barbaresco, Charles J. Courtemanche, and Yanling Qi

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Charter High Schools’ Effects on Long-Term Attainment and Earnings, Kevin Booker, Brian Gill, Tim Sass, and Ron Zimmer

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Time Preferences and Consumer Behavior, David Bradford, Charles J. Courtemanche, Garth Heutel, and Patrick McAlvanah

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Evaluating Workplace Mandates with Flows versus Stocks: An Application to California Paid Family Leave, E. Mark Curtis, Barry T. Hirsch, and Mary C. Schroeder

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Who Cares – and Does It Matter? Measuring Wage Penalties for Caring Work, Barry T. Hirsch and Julia Manzella

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Adjusted Employment-to-Population Ratio as an Indicator of Labor Market Strength, Julie L. Hotchkiss

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Family Welfare and the Great Recession, Julie L. Hotchkiss, Robert E. Moore, and Fernando Rios-Avila

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Impact of First-Birth Career Interruption on Earnings: Evidence from Administrative Data, Julie L. Hotchkiss, M. Melinda Pitts, and Mary Beth Walker

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Health Insurance Generosity and Conditional Coverage: Evidence from Medicaid and Managed Care in Kentucky, James Marton and Aaron Yelowitz

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Migrant Scientists and International Networks, Giuseppe Scellato, Chiara Franzoni, and Paula Stephan

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International Competition for PhDs and Postdoctoral Scholars: What Does (and Does Not) Matter, Paula Stephan, Giuseppe Scellato, and Chiara Franzoni

Submissions from 2013

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Air Pollution and Infant Mortality: Evidence from the Expansion of Natural Gas Infrastructure, Resul Cesur, Erdal Tekin, and Aydogan Ulker

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Adjusting Body Mass for Measurement Error with Invalid Validation Data, Charles J. Courtemanche, Joshua Pinkston, and Jay Stewart

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Modeling Area-Level Health Rankings, Charles J. Courtemanche, Samir Soneji, and Rusty Tchernis

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The Impact of Incarceration on Food Insecurity among Households with Children, Robynn Cox and Sally Wallace

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Even One is Too Much: The Economic Consequences of Being a Smoker, Julie L. Hotchkiss and M. Melinda Pitts

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Employee Voice before Hirschman: Its Early History, Conceptualization, and Practice, Bruce E. Kaufman

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Sidney and Beatrice Webb’s Institutional Theory of Labor Markets and Wage Determination, Bruce E. Kaufman

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Entrepreneurial Entry and Self-Employment Earnings among Urban Residents in China, Cathy Yang Liu and Xi Huang

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Anthropometric Mobility During Childhood, Daniel L. Millimet and Rusty Tchernis

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Licensure and Worker Quality: A Comparison of Alternative Routes to Teaching, Tim R. Sass

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The Co-Movement of Couples’ Incomes, Stephen H. Shore

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Identifying Idiosyncratic Career Taste and Skill with Income Risk, Stephen H. Shore, Daniel Barth, and Shane T. Jensen

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Reaping What Bush Sowed?, Paula Stephan

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Does Residence in an Ethnic Community Help Immigrants in a Recession?, Pengyu Zhu, Cathy Yang Liu, and Gary Painter

Submissions from 2012

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The Minimum Dropout Age and Student Victimization, D. Mark Anderson, Benjamin Hansen, and Mary Beth Walker

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Does Shortening the School Week Impact Student Performance? Evidence from the Four-Day School Week, D. Mark Anderson and Mary Beth Walker

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Does Employing Undocumented Workers Give Firms a Competitive Advantage?, J. David Brown, Julie L. Hotchkiss, and Myriam Quispe-Agnoli

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Combat Exposure and Migraine Headache: Evidence from Exogenous Deployment Assignment, Resul Cesur, Joseph J. Sabia, and Erdal Tekin

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Competing with Costco and Sam’s Club: Warehouse Club Entry and Grocery Prices, Charles Courtemanche and Art Carden

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Impatience, Incentives, and Obesity, Charles J. Courtemanche, Garth Heutel, and Patrick McAlvanah

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Does Universal Coverage Improve Health? The Massachusetts Experience, Charles J. Courtemanche and Daniela Zapata

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COMPETING RISKS ANALYSIS OF DROPOUT AND EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES, Li Feng and Tim R. Sass

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TEACHER QUALITY AND TEACHER MOBILITY, Li Feng and Tim R. Sass

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WHAT MAKES SPECIAL-EDUCATION TEACHERS SPECIAL? TEACHER TRAINING AND ACHIEVEMENT OF STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES, Li Feng and Tim R. Sass

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FOREIGN BORN SCIENTISTS: MOBILITY PATTERNS FOR SIXTEEN COUNTRIES, Chiara Franzoni, Giuseppe Scellato, and Paula Stephan

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SKILLS, PRODUCTIVITY AND THE EVALUATION OF TEACHER PERFORMANCE, Douglas N. Harris and Tim R. Sass

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Child Care Subsidies, Maternal Well-Being, and Child-Parent Interactions: Evidence from Three Nationally Representative Datasets, Chris Herbst and Erdal Tekin

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A Closer Look at Nonparticipants During and After the Great Recession, Julie L. Hotchkiss, M. Melinda Pitts, and Fernando Rios-Avila

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The Wage Impact of Undocumented Workers, Julie L. Hotchkiss, Myriam Quispe-Agnoli, and Fernando Rios-Avila

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From Cities to Suburbs: Intrametropolitan Location and Growth of Ethnic Enterprises, Cathy Yang Liu and Samir Abdullahi

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Immigrant Employment through the Great Recession: Individual Characteristics and Metropolitan Contexts, Cathy Yang Liu and Jason Edwards

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Where you Come From or Where You Go? Distinguishing Between School Quality and the Effectiveness of Teacher Preparation Program Graduates, Kata Mihaly, Daniel McCaffrey, Tim R. Sass, and J.R. Lockwood

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Unions, Wage Gaps, and Wage Dispersion: New Evidence from the Americas, Fernando Rios-Avila and Barry T. Hirsch

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Value Added of Teachers in High-Poverty Schools and Lower Poverty Schools, Tim R. Sass, Jane Hannaway, David Figlio, and Li Feng

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An Anatomy of Racial and Ethnic Trends in Male Earnings, John V. Winters and Barry T. Hirsch

Submissions from 2011

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The Psychological Costs of War: Military Combat and Mental Health, Resul Cesur, Joseph J. Sabia, and Erdal Tekin

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Flexible Bivariate Count Data Regression Models, Shiferaw Gurmu and John Elder