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    • Childbearing, marriage and human capital investment 

      Gray, Jo Anna; Stone, Joe A. (Joe Allan), 1948-; Stockard, Jean (University of Oregon, Dept of Economics, 2006-02)
      This paper proposes and tests a simple joint explanation for i) increases in marital and nonmarital birth rates in the United States over recent decades, ii) the dramatic rise in the share of nonmarital births, and iii) ...
    • The Rising Share of Nonmarital Births: Fertility Choices or Marriage Behavior? 

      Gray, Jo Anna; Stockard, Jean; Stone, Joe A. (Joe Allan), 1948- (University of Oregon, Dept of Economics, 2004-11-01)
      Much of the sharp rise in the share of nonmarital births in the United States has been attributed to changes in the fertility choices of unmarried and married women - in response, it is often argued, to various public ...
    • A Tale of Two Shares: The Relationship between the 

      Gray, Jo Anna; Stockard, Jean; Stone, Joe A. (Joe Allan), 1948- (University of Oregon, Dept of Economics, 2004-06-01)
      We develop a model of fertility and marriage that implies a magnified effect of marriage rates on the share of births to unmarried women. For U.S. data, plots and regression estimates support the prediction that the share ...
    • Taxes, Government Expenditures, and State Economic Growth: The Role of Nonlinearities 

      Bania, Neil; Gray, Jo Anna (University of Oregon, Dept of Economics, 2006-06)
      Barro’s (1990) model of endogenous growth implies that economic growth will initially rise with an increase in taxes directed toward “productive” expenditures (e.g., education, highways, and streets), but will subsequently ...