Frank Stafford is a professor of economics at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He is a fellow of the Society of Labor Economists and is principal investigator of the Child Development Supplement of the Panel Study of Income Dynamics. His active research areas include issues of time allocation, the economics of childcare, and cross-national comparative studies on the role of information technology. Other research interests include family decisions about wealth, pensions, and savings as they relate to individual mental and physical health through time. He received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago.