Professor David Ribar directs the Melbourne Institute's Economic and Social Disadvantage research program. He is also a chief investigator for the ARC Centre of Excellence for Children and Families over the Life Course.
He has a Ph.D. in Economics from Brown University. Prior to joining the Melbourne Institute, David served as a faculty member at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, The George Washington University, and the Pennsylvania State University and held one-year positions at the U.S. Census Bureau and the Administration for Children and Families. He serves as a deputy editor of the Demography, an associate editor at the Journal of Population Economics and the Review of Economics of the Household, and on the council of the European Society for Population Economics. He is also a research fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labour (IZA).
David has conducted research on household formation, young people's transitions to adulthood, homelessness, child care, teenage fertility, the economic motivations behind public and private transfers, welfare reform, the administrative burdens of assistance programs, people’s time use, food insecurity, and other topics. He has published in the American Economic Review, American Sociological Review, Journal of Political Economy, the Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Human Resources, Journal of Labor Economics, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Population Economics, Demography, and other journals.
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Financial Outcomes in Adolescence and Early Adulthood in Australian Longitudinal Data
John de New, David Ribar, Christopher Ryan, Clement Wong
Journal article | 2020 | Australian Economic Review
This article describes and catalogues person‐specific measures of financial outcomes that are available for adolescents and young ..
Under pressure? Assessing the roles of skills and other personal resources for work-life strains
Niels-Hugo Blunch, David C Ribar, Mark Western
Journal article | 2020 | Review of Economics of the Household
Many working parents struggle to balance the demands of their jobs and family roles. Although we might expect that additional reso..
The reciprocal relationship between depressive symptoms and employment status
Melisa Bubonya, Deborah A Cobb-Clark, David C Ribar
Journal article | 2019 | Economics & Human Biology
This paper analyzes the reciprocal lagged relationship between depressive symptoms and employment status. We find that severe depr..
State abortion policy, geographic access to abortion providers and changing family formation.
DT Lichter, DK McLaughlin, DC Ribar
Journal article | 1998 | Family Planning Perspectives
CONTEXT: One of the goals in cutting welfare payments and setting time limits on welfare receipt is the reduction of out-of-wedloc..
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Honours, Awards and Fellowships
Best article in Journal of Population Economics from 1998-2000
Melbourne Institute Of Applied Economic And Social Research
Applied Masters, Economics
Bachelor of Arts (Economics and Computer Science
College of William & Mary