Saul Hoffman

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Title Professor Emeritus of Economics


Saul D. Hoffman is professor emeritus of economics at the University of Delaware. He served as department chair from 2001-2012.

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 on Women and the Economy or Economics of the Family. An improved third edition was published by Palgrave MacMillan in December, 2015.  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, and The Earned Income Tax Credit:  Anti-Poverty Effectiveness and Labor Market Impacts, also published by Upjohn (1990).  He is also the author of By the Numbers: The Public Costs of Teen Childbearing, published by the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy in 2006, and co-editor with Rebecca Maynard of Kids Having Kids, Revised Edition, published by the Urban Institute in 2008. With co-editors Susan Averett and Laura Argys, he is co-editing the forthcoming Handbook on Women and the Economy to be published by Oxford University Press.

He has published extensively on a wide range of policy issues, including teen childbearing, the safety net, the gender earnings gap and the minimum wage. 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 (Wilmington, Delaware) and delawareonline.comon a wide range of economic topics.


  • Ph.D. in economics, University of Michigan, 1977
  • M.A. in economics, University of Michigan, 1975
  • M.U.P., University of Michigan, 1973
  • B.A., University of Pennsylvania, 1971

Curriculum Vitae

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