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Jennifer Roff
Associate Professor
Economics Department
Ph.D, Johns Hopkins University;

Office: Powdermaker Hall 300-J

Phone 718-997-5466
Jennifer Roff is an associate professor at Queens College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and a Research Fellow at the IZA Institute of Labor Economics. Her research interests fall broadly within labor and economic demography, with a particular focus on the economics of the family. Recent work has focused on the empirical implications of marital matching for children as well as the effects of marriage laws on men's household production. Her research has appeared in Science, The International Economic Review, Journal of Human Resources, and the Journal of Law and Economics, among other outlets. Professor Roff received a ph.d. in Economics from the Johns Hopkins University in 2004.

Journal Articles:

"What Mom and Dad's Match Means for Junior: Marital Matching and Child Outcomes" (joint with Ryan Edwards), Labour Economics, Volume 40, June 2016, pages 42-56.

"Mothers' Transitions from Welfare to Work and the Well-Being of Preschoolers and Adolescents" (with Lindsay Chase-Lansdale, Robert Moffitt, Brenda Lohman, Andrew Cherlin, Rebekah Levine Coley, Laura Pittman, Jennifer Roff, Elizabeth Votruba-Drzal), Science, Volume 299, March 2003.

"A Stackelberg Model of Child Support and Welfare", International Economic Review, Volume 49, May 2008.

"A Model Of Child Support and the Underground Economy" (joint with Julieta Lugo-Gil), Labour Economics, Volume 19, Issue 5, October 2012, pages 668-681.

"Negative Effects of Paternal Age on Children's Neurocognitive Outcomes Can Be Explained By Maternal Education and Number of Siblings" (joint with Ryan Edwards), PloS ONE 5(9): e12157. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0012157, 2010.

"Welfare, Child Support, and Strategic Behavior: Do High Orders and Low Disregards Discourage Child Support Awards?", Journal of Human Resources, Volume 45, Winter 2010, pages 59-86.
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