Janice Compton

Department of Economics, University of Manitoba


I am an Associate Professor in Economics at the University of Manitoba. I recieved my PhD from Washington University in St. Louis and hold a Graduate Certificate in New Institutional Social Sciences from the Center for New Institutional Social Sciences. My research interests include family migration and proximity, women's labour force status, economic demography and related labour topics.

What's New

I'm heading to Boston in September to take part in the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Working Group Meeting on Women Working Longer. I'll be presenting preliminary work with Bob Pollak on Social Security, Marriage and Work.

My paper with Lindsay Tedds is available: Effects of the 2001 Extension of Paid Parental Leave Provisions on Birth Seasonality in Canada .

Check out my blog (with Ryan) on hockey and economics Hockey Night in Headingley. No recent posts, but we will get back to it once the season starts.

Current Research

Things are moving along. I'm now working on a paper with Bob Pollak on Social Security, Altruism and Bargaining. I'm still trying to work on my Tipping and Discrimination paper. My joint paper with Breann Whitby on Military Wives should be posted soon.

My CV is here

© 2015 Janice Compton
Top picture: Sunrise in Headingley, MB
Bottom pictures: Cape Breton Scene (by G. Yates). Sunset on the Mira River (by G. Yates)
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