Work, Families and Public Policy series begins Sept. 10

and graduate students from St. Louis-area universities with an interest
in labor, households, health care, law and social welfare are invited
to take part in a series of Monday brown-bag luncheon seminars to be
held biweekly on the Danforth Campus at Washington University in St.
Louis beginning Monday, Sept. 10, through Monday, Dec. 3.

In its 17th year, the Work, Families and Public Policy series features one-hour
presentations on research interests of faculty from local and national
universities. The series is designed to promote interdisciplinary

Presentations will be from noon-1 p.m. in Seigle Hall, Room 348.

series beings Monday, Sept. 10, with a lecture by Nancy Staudt, PhD,
the Edward G. Lewis Chair in Law and Public Policy at the University of Southern California Gould School of Law, on “Is Gender Based Policymaking Necessary in the 21st Century?”

The remaining presentations are:

Sept. 24: Juan Pantano, PhD, assistant professor of economics in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, on “Social Security Benefits, Life Expectancy, and Early Retirement.”

Oct. 8: Pierre-André Chiappori, PhD, the E. Rowan and Barbara Steinschneider Professor of Economics at Columbia University, on “Fatter Attraction: Anthropometric and Socioeconomic Matching on the Marriage Market.”

Oct. 22: Shelly Lundberg, PhD, the Leonard Broom Endowed Chair in Demography at the University of California, Santa Barbara, on “Lifting the Burden: State Care of the Elderly and the Labor Supply of Adult Children.”

Nov. 5: Melissa Kearney, PhD, associate professor of economics at the University of Maryland, on “House Prices and Birth Rates: The Impact of the Real Estate Market on the Decision to Have a Baby.”

Nov. 19: Robert A. Pollak, PhD, the Hernreich Distinguished Professor of Economics at Washington University in St. Louis, on “Marital Formation and Disruption.”

Dec. 3: George-Levi Gayle, PhD, associate professor of economics at Washington University in St. Louis, on “Life-Cycle Fertility and Human Capital Accumulation.”

Co-organizer is Michael Sherraden, PhD, the Benjamin E. Youngdahl Professor of Social Development at the Brown School at WUSTL.

series is sponsored by the Olin Business School; the Brown School and
the Center for Social Development; the Center for the Interdisciplinary
Study of Work and Social Capital in the School of Law; the Department of
Economics in Arts & Sciences; the College of Arts & Sciences;
and the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. The classroom is courtesy of the Department of Economics.

more information, contact Pollak at (314) 935-4918 or;
Sherraden at (314) 935-6691 or at; or visit and search for the seminar by