Marianne Page

Director; Professor of Economics
UCD Center for Poverty Research, University of California Davis

Marianne Page, PhD, is a Professor of Economics at the University of California Davis, a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), and a Research Fellow at the Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).  She received her PhD in Economics from the University of Michigan. 

Page’s research focuses on poverty and intergenerational mobility. She is particularly interested in understanding how labor market opportunities and anti-poverty policies can affect family processes that lead to poverty persistence. Her work has been published in the American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, the Journal of Human Resources, the Journal of Public Economics, and the Quarterly Journal of Economics.


Medicaid and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) currently comprise nearly a quarter of US expenditures on children. The programs have the potential to significantly reduce health and socioeconomic disparities, yet little is known about the impact of these programs on later generations’ health and well-being.