Evelyn L. Lehrer

Research Fellow

University of Illinois at Chicago

Evelyn Lehrer, a native of Chile, obtained her PhD in Economics from Northwestern University in 1978. She is currently Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Economics Department at the University of Illinois, Chicago.

Her main fields of research are economic demography and labor economics. She has done work on women’s labor supply behavior, fertility, child-care arrangements, union formation and dissolution, the distribution of family income, and more recently, on issues related to domestic violence. She has also done extensive work on the economics of religion. Using survey data from the United States, she has examined the role of religion in several dimensions of economic and demographic behavior, including education, wages, family size, women’s employment, entry into marriage and cohabitation, and divorce.

Her research has been published in various journals. These include Demography, Journal of Human Resources, Review of Economic Statistics, Journal of Population Economics, Economic Inquiry, Applied Economics, Population and Development Review, Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, and Social Science Research.

She joined IZA as a Research Fellow in June 2004.



IZA Discussion Paper No. 10503
Evelyn L. Lehrer, Yeon Jeong Son
forthcoming in: Oxford Handbook on the Economics of Women
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7254
Evelyn L. Lehrer, Yu Chen
published in Keister, L. and Sherkat, D. (eds.): Religion and Inequality in America - Research and Theory on Religion's Role in Stratification. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6729
Evelyn L. Lehrer, Yu Chen
published in: Demographic Research, 2013, 29 (20), 521-542
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4279
published in: Oxford Handbook of the Economics of Religion, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2010
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4067
Evelyn L. Lehrer, Vivian L. Lehrer, Ramona Krauss
published in: Social Science Research, 2009, 38(3), 635-643
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3541
published in: Evelyn Lehrer: Religion, Economics, and Demography, London: Routledge, 2009
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3133
Jocelyn A. Lehrer, Vivian L. Lehrer, Evelyn L. Lehrer, Pamela Oyarzun
published in: International Family Planning Perspectives, 2007, 33(4), 168-175
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2753
Jocelyn A. Lehrer, Vivian L. Lehrer, Evelyn L. Lehrer, Zhenxiang Zhao
published in: Journal of Women's Health, 2010, 19(5), 893-902
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2166
Published in: Journal of Population Economics, 2008, 21 (2), 463 - 484
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1818
published in: Review of Economics of the Household, 2006, 4(3), 277-293
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1725
published in: Christopher Ellison and Robert Hummer (eds.) , Religion, Families and Health: Population Based Research in the United States, Rutgers University Press, 2010
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1390
published in: Population and Development Review, 2004, 30 (4), 707-726