Associate Director, Broom Demography Center
Area Director, Family Demography Theme
Shelly Lundberg is the Leonard Broom Professor of Demography at the University of California, Santa Barbara and Adjunct Professor of Economics at the University of Bergen, Norway. She is a Fellow and past President of the Society of Labor Economists and a Research Fellow at IZA. Lundberg’s research is focused in labor economics and the economics of the family, including issues such as discrimination, inequality, family decision-making and the intra-household allocation of resources. Her current research examines the sources of educational inequality and of gender gaps in education. Recent projects include studies of decision-making by children, the effects of child gender on parental behavior, the location decisions of married couples, the impact of government-provided care for the elderly on the labor supply of adult children, and the economic and social returns to psychosocial traits.
Grants, Awards and Distinctions:
National Institute on Aging. 2013-2018. “Add Health Parent Study: Phase I.” V. (Co-investigator), Joseph Hotz and Kathleen Mullan Harris (PIs). R01 AG042794-02. $7,000,000.