Access to and the Impact of Higher Education


“U.S. Births Hit Lowest Number Since 1987.” Wall Street Journal, May 17, 2018


“Students at Most Colleges Don’t Pick ‘Useless’ Majors,” FiveThirtyEight, August 14, 2017

“Who, and How, Community College Helps,” The Society Pages, February 25, 2015


“Who Benefits More from Higher Ed.?” Inside Higher Education, Academic Minute, November 5, 2014


“More Specificity on Benefits of Community Colleges,” Inside Higher Education, October 29, 2014


“The Cost of Free,” Inside Higher Education, October 13, 2014


“The College Payoff: Economics … and Then Some,” Chronicle of Higher Education, October 9, 2012


“Law of Averages,” Inside Higher Education, August 27, 2012


“Current crop of California college grads can't find jobs they want,” Sacramento Bee, December 11, 2011


“Dollars for Diplomas,” Wall Street Journal, November 18, 2011


“College Education Benefits Some More than Others,” Population Reference Bureau, September 2010


US: Impact of Background on Post-College Performance,” University World News, April 18, 2010


"Who Gains the Most from a College Education," New York Times Blog Freakonomics, April 8, 2010


"Low-income benefit most from degree," National Public Radio, Marketplace, April 1, 2010


"Who Gains the Most from Going to College," Inside Higher Education, April 1, 2010


"College degrees most beneficial to disadvantaged students," San Francisco Chronicle, April 1, 2010

Socioeconomic and Social-Psychological Consequences of Disruptive Events

“Why Divorce May Hurt Wealthier Kids’ Education the Most, According to a New Study,” TIME, March 28, 2019 

“Single Moms in L.A. are Disproportionately Affected by High Housing Costs,” Los Angeles NPR, Take Two KPCC, June 14, 2018


Knowledge@Wharton, Wharton Business Radio, October 22, 2018

“The Anxiety of Waiting to be Laid Off,” New York Magazine, December 19, 2017


“The Recession’s Economic Trauma Has Left Enduring Scars,” Wall Street Journal, May 9, 2016 (front page of print edition May 10, 2016)


“The Ulimate Guide to Getting Fired.” Success Magazine, October 1, 2015


“Parent’s Job Loss Troubles Children,” Los Angeles Times, May 3, 2014,0,2208535.story


"Single Mother Employment Outcomes," Academic Minute, September 2014


“Study Says Echoes of Single Moms' Job Losses Can Linger in Children's Lives,” Education Week, May 9, 2014


“Dead Suit Walking,” Newsweek (cover story), April 17, 2011


"Another Kind of Depression," Minneapolis Star Tribune, July 19, 2010


"Letters: The Rise and Fall of the GDP,"  New York Times, May 27, 2010


"How joblessness hurts us all," USA Today, Dec. 12, 2009


"Worry over job is worse for health than no job," MSNBC, Aug. 28, 2009


"Join the jobless club, Groups grow as the economy shrinks," USA Today, Dec. 17, 2008


"The Emotional Impact of the Wall Street Crisis,” Forbes, Sept. 15, 2008