Fitzpatrick, Maria D. Forthcoming. “Pension Reform and Return to Work PoliciesJournal of Pension Economics and Finance

Wildeman, Christopher, Maria D. Fitzpatrick, and Alyssa Goldman. Forthcoming. “Conditions of Confinement in American Prisons and Jails.” Annual Review of Law and Social Science.

Fitzpatrick, Maria D. and Timothy Moore. 2018. “The Mortality Effects of Retirement: Evidence from Social Security Eligibility at Age 62.” Journal of Public Economics. 157: 121-37

Fitzpatrick, Maria D. 2018. “Teaching, Teachers Pensions and Retirement across Recent Cohorts of College Graduate Women.” Forthcoming in Claudia Goldin and Lawrence F. Katz (eds.) Women Working Longer: Increased Employment at Older Ages University of Chicago Press.

Andersen, Signe Hald, Lars H. Andersen, Maria D. Fitzpatrick, and Christopher Wildeman. 2017 “How Alternatives to Imprisonment Could Affect Child Well-Being.” Pp. 151-172 in When Parents Are Incarcerated: Interdisciplinary Research and Interventions to Support Children, Edited by Christopher Wildeman, Anna R. Haskins, and Julie Poehlmann Tynan. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association Press.

Fitzpatrick, Maria D. 2017. “Pension-spiking, free-riding, and the effects of pension reform on teachers’ earnings.” Journal of Public Economics. 148: 57-74.

Fitzpatrick, Maria D. and A. Damon Jones. 2016. “Higher Education, Merit-Based Scholarships and Post-Baccalaureate Migration. Economics of Education Review. 54: 155-172.

Bassok, Daphna, Maria Fitzpatrick, Erica Greenberg and Susanna Loeb. 2016. “The Extent of Within-and Between-Sector Quality Differences in Early Childhood Education and Care.” Child Development. Vol 87(5): 1627-1645. Online version: DOI: 10.1111/cdev.12551

Fitzpatrick, Maria D. 2015. “How Much Do Public School Teachers Value Their Pension Benefits?American Economic Journal: Economic Policy. 7(4): 165-88.

Bassok, Daphna, Maria D. Fitzpatrick, and Susanna Loeb. 2014. “Does State Preschool Crowd-Out Private Provision? The Impact of Universal Pre-Kindergarten on the Childcare Sector in Oklahoma and Georgia” with Daphna Bassok and Susanna Loeb. Journal of Urban Economics. 83: 18-33.

Fitzpatrick, Maria D. and Michael Lovenheim. 2014. “How Does Teacher Retirement Affect Student Achievement?American Economic Journal: Economic Policy. 6(3): 120-154.

Fitzpatrick, Maria D. and Michael Lovenheim. 2014. “Early Retirement Payoff.” Education Next. 20(3).

Fitzpatrick, Maria D. 2014. “Retiree Health Insurance for Public School Employees: Does it Affect Retirement?Journal of Health Economics. 38: 88-98.

Daphna Bassok, Maria D. Fitzpatrick, Susanna Loeb and Agustina Paglayan. 2013. “The Early Childhood Care and Education Workforce from 1990 through 2010: Changing Dynamics and Persistent ConcernsEducation Finance and Policy. 8(4): 581-601.

Fitzpatrick, Maria D. 2012. “Revising Our Thinking about the Relationship between Maternal Labor Supply and Preschool.” Journal of Human Resources. 47: 583-612.

Fitzpatrick, Maria D., David Grissmer and Sarah Hastedt. 2011. “What a Difference a Day Makes: Estimating Daily Learning Gains During Kindergarten and First Grade Using a Natural Experiment.” Economics of Education Review. 30(2): 269-279.

Fitzpatrick, Maria D. 2010. “Preschoolers Enrolled and Mothers at Work? The Effects of Universal Pre-Kindergarten.” Journal of Labor Economics. 28(1): 51-85.

Fitzpatrick, Maria D. 2008. “Starting School at Four: The Effect of Universal Pre-Kindergarten on Children’s Academic Achievement,” The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy: Vol. 8: No. 1(Advances), Article 46. Available at:

Fitzpatrick, Maria D. and Sarah Turner. 2007. “Blurring the Boundary: Changes in the Transition from College Participation to Adulthood.” in Sheldon Danziger and Cecilia Rouse (Eds.). The Price of Independence: The Economics of Early Adulthood Initiatives. New York: Russell Sage Foundation.

Carol Graham and Fitzpatrick, Maria D. 2002. “Does Happiness Pay? An Exploration Based on Panel Data from RussiaBrookings Institution CSED Working Paper Series, No 28.