Martha Bailey, Ph.D., M.A.

Associate Professor
Literature, Science, & the ArtsEconomics
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Dr. Bailey’s research focuses on issues in labor economics, demography, and health in the United States within the long-run perspective of economic history. Her work has examined the implications of the diffusion of modern contraception for women’s childbearing, career decisions, and compensation. Her recent work focuses on evaluating the shorter- and longer-term effects of Great Society programs (including the health effects of Community Health Centers) and creating the Longitudinal, Intergenerational Family Electronic Micro-database (LIFE-M), which allows the study of economic and geographic mobility and family formation over the 20th century.

  • Ph.D., Economics, Vanderbilt University
  • M.A., Economics, Vanderbilt University
  • B.A., Economics, Agnes Scott College
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