Jenna Stearns

Jenna Stearns
Department of Economics
University of California, Davis
Assistant Professor, Economics

I am a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Economics at the University of California, Santa Barbara. I received a B.A. in Economics from Whitman College in 2010. My primary research interests include family, gender, education, and health economics. I am particularly interested in the relationship between fertility choices and investments in human capital. My current research looks at the effects of family-friendly policies on labor market choices, productivity, family structure, and health outcomes.

Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of California, Davis.


Shelly Lundberg (with Robert Pollak and Jenna Stearns). 2016.
"Family Inequality: Diverging Patterns in Marriage, Cohabitation, and Childbearing."
Journal of Economic Perspectives, Spring 2016, 30(2): 79-102.
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Stearns, Jenna. 2015.
"The Effects of Paid Maternity Leave: Evidence from Temporary Disability Insurance."
Journal of Health Economics, 43: 85-102.
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