Brad J. Hershbein


Hershbein's fields of interest focus on labor economics, economics of the family, and economics of education, and particularly how all three fields intersect at labor market entry.

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He has investigated how high school graduates fare in the labor market over the twenty years following graduating in a recession, how the availability of birth control allowed young women in the 1960s and 1970s to invest in their careers, and how employers use the selectivity of school and GPA to infer the productivity of new college graduates. Hershbein is currently investigating how the rise of family planning programs in the 1960s affected marriage and fertility patterns and the impact that these changing patterns had on the investments and outcomes of children.

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