Jennifer Louise Roff

Research Fellow

CUNY Graduate Center

Jennifer Roff is an associate professor at Queens College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

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 Labour Economics.

Jennifer joined IZA as a Research Fellow in August 2016.



IZA Discussion Paper No. 10527

Previous literature has established that unilateral divorce laws may reduce female household work. As shown by Stevenson (2007), unilateral divorce laws may affect overall marital investment. In addition, if unilateral divorce has differential costs by gender, then unilateral divorce may impact household work by gender through bargaining channels. However, little...