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First Name: Rachel
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Last Name: Dunifon

RePEc Short-ID: pdu20

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Department of Policy Analysis and Management
College of Human Ecology
Cornell University
Location: Ithaca, New York (United States)
Fax: (607) 255-4071
Postal: MVR Hall, Ithaca NY 14853
Handle: RePEc:edi:dpcorus (more details at EDIRC)


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Working papers

  1. Rachel Dunifon & Anne Toft Hansen & Sean Nicholson & Lisbeth Palmhøj Nielsen, 2013. "The Effect of Maternal Employment on Children’s Academic Performance," NBER Working Papers 19364, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  2. Bartfeld, Judi & Dunifon, Rachel & Nord, Mark & Carlson, Steven, 2006. "What Factors Account for State-to-State Differences in Food Security?," Economic Information Bulletin 7086, United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.
  3. Rachel Dunifon & Lori Kowaleski-Jones, 2001. "Associations Between Participation in the National School Lunch Program, Food Insecurity, and Child Well-Being," JCPR Working Papers 249, Northwestern University/University of Chicago Joint Center for Poverty Research.
  4. Greg Duncan & Rachel Dunifon & Morgan Ward Doran & W. Jean Yeung, 1998. "How Different ARE Welfare and Working Families? And Do Those Differences Matter for Children's Achievement?," JCPR Working Papers 38, Northwestern University/University of Chicago Joint Center for Poverty Research.
  5. Rachel Dunifon, 1998. "Short- and Long-Term Effects of AFDC Receipt on Families," JCPR Working Papers 24, Northwestern University/University of Chicago Joint Center for Poverty Research.
  6. Rachel Dunifon, . "Understanding Family Change: Past, Present, and Future Effects of Family Events on Children," IPR working papers 98-29, Institute for Policy Resarch at Northwestern University.
  7. Greg J. Duncan & Rachel Dunifon & Dave Knutson, . "Vim Will Win: Long-Run Effects of Motivation and Other "Noncognitive" Traits on Success," IPR working papers 96-23, Institute for Policy Resarch at Northwestern University.


  1. Rucker Johnson & Ariel Kalil & Rachel Dunifon, 2012. "Employment Patterns of Less-Skilled Workers: Links to Children’s Behavior and Academic Progress," Demography, Springer, vol. 49(2), pages 747-772, May.
  2. Kalil, Ariel & Dunifon, Rachel, 2007. "Maternal work and welfare use and child well-being: Evidence from 6 years of data from the Women's Employment Study," Children and Youth Services Review, Elsevier, vol. 29(6), pages 742-761, June.
  3. Slack, Kristen Shook & Magnuson, Katherine A. & Berger, Lawrence M. & Yoo, Joan & Coley, Rebekah Levine & Dunifon, Rachel & Dworsky, Amy & Kalil, Ariel & Knab, Jean & Lohman, Brenda J. & Osborne, Cynt, 2007. "Family economic well-being following the 1996 welfare reform: Trend data from five non-experimental panel studies," Children and Youth Services Review, Elsevier, vol. 29(6), pages 698-720, June.
  4. Hynes, Kathryn & Dunifon, Rachel, 2007. "Children in no-parent households: The continuity of arrangements and the composition of households," Children and Youth Services Review, Elsevier, vol. 29(7), pages 912-932, July.
  5. Dunifon, Rachel & Hynes, Kathryn & Peters, H. Elizabeth, 2006. "Welfare reform and child well-being," Children and Youth Services Review, Elsevier, vol. 28(11), pages 1273-1292, November.
  6. Judi Bartfeld & Rachel Dunifon, 2006. "State-level predictors of food insecurity among households with children," Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 25(4), pages 921-942.
  7. Dunifon, Rachel & Kalil, Ariel & Danziger, Sandra K., 2003. "Maternal Work Behavior under Welfare Reform: How does the Transition from Welfare to Work Affect Child Development?," Children and Youth Services Review, Elsevier, vol. 25(1-2), pages 55-82.
  8. Greg J. Duncan & Rachel Dunifon & Jeanne Brooks-Gunn, 2001. "As Ye Sweep, So Shall Ye Reap," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 91(2), pages 150-154, May.


  1. Rucker C. Johnson & Ariel Kalil & Rachel E. Dunifon, 2010. "Mothers' Work and Children's Lives: Low-Income Families after Welfare Reform," Books from Upjohn Press, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, number mwcl.

NEP Fields

2 papers by this author were announced in NEP, and specifically in the following field reports (number of papers):
  1. NEP-DEM: Demographic Economics (1) 2013-09-28. Author is listed
  2. NEP-EDU: Education (1) 2013-09-28. Author is listed


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