Rachel Connelly is the Bion R. Cram Professor of Economics at Bowdoin College. Connelly's area of research is at the intersection of demographics and labor markets. She has published articles on the effect of broad demographic trends on the labor market and human capital decisions and on the economics of child care. Her research on child care considers all sides of the market: the demand for child care on the part of families with young children, the labor supply of child care workers, employers use of child care as an employment benefit, and parental child caregiving time. In addition to the study of time use and child care in the U.S., Connelly conducts research on issues related to women's status, education, employment, and migration in China. Her articles appear in Chinese Economic Review, The China Journal, Demography, Econometrica, Economic Development and Cultural Change, Feminist Economics, Journal of Human Resources, Journal of Labor Economics, Review of Economics and Statistics, Review of Economics of the Household and The Southern Economics Journal, among others.

She joined IZA as a Research Fellow in September 2008.

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IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 9343
Published in Chinese in 中国少数民族的差异性研究 (Research on the Differences among Chinese Minorities), edited by丁赛、李克强、别雍·古斯塔夫森、佐藤宏、瑞萨·汉斯姆斯等著 (edited by Ding Sai, Li Keqiang, Bjorn·Gustafsson, Sato Hiroshi, and Reza Hasmath. 社会科学文献出版社 (Social Sciences Academic Press: Beijing) December 2016.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9287
published in: Population Research and Policy Review, 2016, 35 (4), 471-500
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8842
published in Handbook on Migration, Identity and Well-Being in China (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2015).
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4204
Margaret Maurer-Fazio, Rachel Connelly, Chen Lan, Lixin Tang
published in: Journal of Human Resources, 2011, 46 (2), 261 - 294
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3093
published as 'The Role of Non-standard Work Status in Parental Caregiving for Young Children ' in Eastern Economic Journal, 2011, 37 (2), 248-269
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2894
published in: Review of Economics of the Household, 2009, 7 (4), 361-394
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