Publication Date


Award Type

Honorable Mention

Dissertation Advisor

Robert A. Margo


The integration of women into formal labor markets was one of the most salient changes of the twentieth century. The "female century," in the words of The Economist (1999), witnessed an extraordinary transformation of women's opportunities and outcomes both in and outside the household. My dissertation explores both the causes and consequences of women's moves from home to the labor market in the United States during three episodes of rapid change.

Link to dissertation full text