Blau has written extensively on gender issues, wage inequality, immigration, and international comparisons of labor market outcomes. She serves as a Research Associate of the NBER (National Bureau of Economic Research), and a Research Fellow of IZA (Institute for the Study of Labor); CESIfo (Institute for Economic Research); and DIW (German Institute for Economic Research).
In the News
Discusses the relationship between different economic responses and outcomes
Provides new empirical evidence on the extent of and trends in the gender wage gap, which declined considerably over the period between 1980 and 2010.
Uses 2008-2013 American Community Survey data to update and further probe Dahl and Moretti’s (2008) son preference results, which found evidence that having a female first child increased the probability of single female headship and raised fertility.
review research on the impact of immigration on income distribution, surveying studies from a variety of countries. Immigration may affect the skill composition of a country's residents and also, by changing relative factor supplies, its relative factor prices.
Considers the gender pay gap in the United States. Both gender-specific factors, including gender differences in qualifications and discrimination, and overall wage structure, the rewards for skills and employment in particular sectors, importantly influence the gender pay gap.