Associate Professor, Economics
University of Washington
CSDE Committees: Training Committee Member and Events Committee Chair
CSDE Research Areas:
- Wellbeing of Families and Households
In the News:
- Study by Rachel Heath Cited in Article on Impacts of Ready-Made Garment Industry in Bangladesh (1/16/2018)
Rachel Heath’s research focuses on the expansion of job opportunities in developing countries: how workers get access to these jobs and the consequences of these new opportunities for the lives of current and potential future workers. Since these jobs are often higher-paying and more reliable than jobs previously available to women in particular, they fundamentally change the value of work (relative to marriage and childbearing) and women’s bargaining power relative to their husbands and other family members.