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Landsburg’s latest Slate column

Steven Landsburg has an interesting column on the impact that delaying having a family has on a woman’s lifetime income. It is based on a study by Amalia Miller who is an economist at the University of Virginia.

The column is less about the specifics of the problem Miller solves than about her approach: cobbling together four of five different approaches to answering the question and evaluating how consistent the results are. I could not agree more with Landsburg that this is a great strategy for doing convincing research.