Colleen Flaherty Manchester

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This paper empirically decomposes the costs associated with participation in welfare by developing a structural model of labor supply and multiple program participation to better understand the barriers of participation in social insurance programs. The well-documented fact that many individuals who are eligible for welfare choose not to participate implies(More)
We examine the relationships between work-to-family conflict, time allocation across work activities, and the outcomes of work satisfaction, well-being, and salary in the context of self-regulation and self-discrepancy theories. We posit work-to-family conflict is associated with self-discrepant time allocation such that employees with higher levels of(More)
This paper examines whether firms use participation in work-family policies to screen for a worker’s level of job commitment, an unobservable characteristic that affects productivity. We identify two conditions that differentiate screening from human capital explanations, and test whether the wage penalty associated with usage varies with these conditions.(More)
This paper examines the effect of tuition reimbursement on retention to identify the mechanism by which general training increases retention. Through tuition reimbursement programs, firms provide financial assistance for coursework taken at accredited academic institutions and represent investment in general human capital. Firms cite increased employee(More)
This paper empirically decomposes the costs of welfare participation using a model of labor supply and participation in two food assistance programs: food stamp program and WIC. The context allows for the most reliable estimates to date of the relative importance of psychological costs, or stigma, as compared to the effort required to become eligible and(More)
Research on welfare participation has traditionally grouped the costs associated with participation together, labeling these costs welfare stigma. Recent work has focused on decomposing this aggregated utility cost into time and psychological costs in a way that is meaningful to policymakers. This paper contributes to this recent literature by further(More)
In spite of the large expected costs of needing long-term care, only 10-12 percent of the elderly population has private insurance coverage. Medicaid, which provides means-tested public assistance and pays for almost half of long-term care costs, spends more than $100 billion annually on long-term care. In this paper, I exploit variation in the adoption and(More)
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