ATLANTA — Martha Bailey, a professor of economics at the University of California, Los Angeles, will present research on the economics of contraception Monday, Oct. 24, during the 17th W.J. Usery Lecture at Georgia State University.
The lecture will start at 10:30 a.m. in the seventh-floor seminar room at the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, 14 Marietta St., NW. It will be livestreamed HERE.
Bailey’s research focuses on issues in labor economics, demography and health in the United States within the long-run perspective of economic history. Her work has examined the implications of the diffusion of modern contraception for women’s childbearing, career decisions and the gender gap in wages.
Her recent projects examine the short- and long-term effects of Great Society programs. She has written numerous articles and co-edited two books: “Legacies of the War on Poverty” and “A Half Century of Change in the Lives of American Women.”
A research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and a member of the executive committee of the American Economic Association, Bailey leads the National Science Foundation-funded Longitudinal, Intergenerational Family Electronic Micro-data (LIFE-M) project and the Michigan Contraceptive Access Research and Evaluation Study (M-CARES). She serves on the editorial board of the American Economic Review and as an editor at the Journal of Labor Economics.
“Martha is one of the top labor economists in the U.S., a very down-to-earth person and an engaging speaker,” said Tim Sass, a Distinguished University Professor and the W.J. Usery Chair. “When thinking about a speaker for this year, she immediately came to mind. While Martha has made important contributions in many areas of labor and health economics, she is probably best known for her work on contraception and how it affects the labor market decisions of women. I am thrilled she accepted our invitation.”
The annual W.J. Usery Distinguished Lecture Series at the Andrew Young School features leading economists addressing important issues in the American workplace. The series, launched in 2005, honors the late W.J. “Bill” Usery Jr., a U.S. secretary of labor and distinguished executive fellow in labor policy at AYSPS. During his years of service in government and the private sector, Usery made an indelible contribution to the well-being of workers and the American workplace.
To view the livestream, go to: https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_ZTdhNjkzZDMtMTRmYy00ZWVhLWIwNzMtNWVmYjkxNTgxODFl%40thread.v2/0?context=%7B%22Tid%22%3A%22515ad73d-8d5e-4169-895c-9789dc742a70%22%2C%22Oid%22%3A%2223417254-6635-428c-96b1-812856da55d9%22%2C%22IsBroadcastMeeting%22%3Atrue%2C%22role%22%3A%22a%22%7D&btype=a&role=a