Alumna-Authored Article Published

April 9, 2021

Here's the introduction to the article written by Misty Heggeness (MPP '02), published in the October 2020 edition of Review of Economics of the Household under the title "Estimating the Immediate Impact of the COVID-19 Shock on Parental Attachment to the Labor Market and the Double Bind of Mothers":  

image of Misty Heggeness

I examine the impact of the COVID-19 shock on parents' labor supply during the initial stages of the pandemic. Using difference-in-difference estimation and monthly panel data from the Current Population Survey (CPS), I compare labor market attachment, non-work activity, hours worked, and earnings and wages of those in areas with early school closures and stay-in-place orders with those in areas with delayed or no pandemic closures.

Click here to read the full articleMisty is based in Washington, D.C. and works as the Principal Economist/Senior Advisor for Evaluations & Experiments with the U.S. Census Bureau.