Saul D. Hoffman

Saul D. Hoffman is Professor of Economics at the University of Delaware, where SDH2013he has taught since 1977. He served as Department Chair from 2001-2012.  He is also a Core Faculty Associate, University of Delaware Program in Women’s Studies.

With co-author Susan Averett (Lafayette College), he is the author of Women and the Economy:  Family, Work, and Pay, a textbook for undergraduate courses in Women, Gender, or Family Issues in Economics.  The second edition was published in January, 2009 by Pearson Higher Education Publishing.  With UD colleague Larry Seidman, he is the author of Helping Working Families: The Earned Income Tax Credit, published by the Upjohn Institute Press, 2003. The book is a major extension of their 1990 book on the EITC, The Earned Income Tax Credit:  Anti-Poverty Effectiveness and Labor Market Impacts, also published by Upjohn.  He is also the author of By the Numbers: The Public Costs of Teen Childbearing, published by the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, October, 2006 and co-editor with Rebecca Maynard of Kids Having Kids (Revised Edition), published by the Urban Institute in October, 2008.

He has published extensively on the relationship between economic forces and demographic behavior, including research on the economic consequences of divorce and of teen and non-marital childbearing and also on the impact of the welfare system on family structure. He serves on the Research Advisory Task Force of the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy.

He is a regular contributor to the OP-ED page of the News Journal and delawareonline.com.  Those articles can be seen here.

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