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Maxwell School
Maxwell / Center for Policy Research

Sarah Hamersma

Associate Professor of Public Administration and International Affairs

Selected Papers

"Wearing out Your Welcome: Examining Differential Medicaid Eligibility of New Entrants and Continuing Recipients." with Burçin Ünel. Contemporary Economic Policy, 35, Issue 3, pp. 457-471: 2017.

Food Security and Teenage Labor Supply” with Matthew Kim. Applied Economic Perspectives & Policy, 38, Issue 1, pp. 73-92: March 2016.

"Information Shocks and the Takeup of Social Programs."  with David Figlio and Jeffrey Roth, formally an NBER working paper entitled "Information Shocks and Social Networks." Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 34, Issue 4, pp. 781-804: Fall 2015.

"Temporary Help Work: Earnings, Wages and Multiple Job Holding." Carolyn Heinrich and Peter Mueser, Industrial Relations, Vol. 53, Issue 1  (January, 2014), pp. 72-100.

"The Effects of Medicaid Earnings Limits on Earnings Growth among Poor Workers." B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy, Vol. 13, Issue 2 (August, 2013), pp. 887–919.

 “Participation and Crowd Out: Assessing the Effects of Parental Medicaid Expansions." Matthew Kim, Journal of Health Economics, Vol. 32 (January, 2013),  pp. 160-171. 

 “Why Don’t Eligible Firms Claim Hiring Subsidies?  The Role of Job Duration.” Economic Inquiry, Vol. 49, Issue 3 (July, 2011), pp. 916-934.   

 “The Effect of Parental Medicaid Expansions on Job Mobility." Matthew Kim, Journal of Health Economics, Vol. 28, Issue 4 (July, 2009).

 “Does Pre-Natal WIC Participation Improve Birth Outcomes?” David Figlio and Jeffrey Roth, Journal of Public Economics, Vol. 93, Issue 1-2 (February, 2009).

 “The Effects of an Employer Subsidy on Employment Outcomes: A Study of the Work Opportunity and Welfare-to-Work Tax Credits.” Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, Vol. 27, Issue 3 (Summer, 2008).

  “Temporary Help Service Firms’ Use of Employer Tax Credits: Implications for Disadvantaged Workers’ Labor Market Outcomes." Carolyn Heinrich, Southern Economic Journal, Vol. 74, Issue 4 (April, 2008).

 “The Bare Minimum.” New York Times-Op-ed (March 8, 2007).

 “The Work Opportunity and Welfare-to-Work Tax Credits.” Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center, No. 15 (October, 2005).

 “Lifting Up the Poor: A Dialogue on Religion, Poverty, and Welfare Reform."  Mary Jo Bane and Lawrence M. Mead, Reviewed for Faith and Economics, Vol.44 (Fall, 2004).

 “The Work Opportunity and Welfare-to-Work Tax Credits: Participation Rates Among Eligible Workers.” National Tax Journal, Vol. 56, Issue 4 (December, 2003).

 “AFDC and Births to Unwed Women." Kurt C. Schaefer and Thomas VanderVeen, Labour Economics, Vol. 9, Issue 6 (December, 2002).