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NBER Papers in Child Welfare


2014
w20413 Charles L. Baum
Christopher J. Ruhm

The Changing Benefits of Early Work Experience

w20400 Janet Currie
Ishita Rajani

Within-Mother Estimates of the Effects of WIC on Birth Outcomes in New York City

w20384 Byungkyu Lee
Dalton Conley

Does the Gender of Offspring Affect Parental Political Orientation?

w20380 Seema Jayachandran
The Roots of Gender Inequality in Developing Countries

w20368 Janet Currie
Hannes Schwandt

The 9/11 Dust Cloud and Pregnancy Outcomes: A Reconsideration

w20366 Jessica Wolpaw Reyes
Lead Exposure and Behavior: Effects on Antisocial and Risky Behavior among Children and Adolescents

w20332 D. Mark Anderson
Benjamin Hansen
Daniel I. Rees

Medical Marijuana Laws and Teen Marijuana Use

w20318 Brigitte C. Madrian
Applying Insights from Behavioral Economics to Policy Design

w20308 Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach
Mary Zaki

Expanding the School Breakfast Program: Impacts on Children's Consumption, Nutrition and Health

w20279 Brian Beach
Joseph Ferrie
Martin Saavedra
Werner Troesken

Typhoid Fever, Water Quality, and Human Capital Formation

w20272 Seema Jayachandran
Fertility Decline and Missing Women

w20214 Matthias Doepke
Fabrizio Zilibotti

Parenting with Style: Altruism and Paternalism in Intergenerational Preference Transmission

w20195 Melissa S. Kearney
Phillip B. Levine

Income Inequality, Social Mobility, and the Decision to Drop Out of High School

w20191 Pierre-André Chiappori
Costas Meghir

Intrahousehold Inequality

w20189 Pierre-André Chiappori
Costas Meghir

Intra-household Welfare

w20164 Brian Jacob
Max Kapustin
Jens Ludwig

Human Capital Effects of Anti-Poverty Programs: Evidence from a Randomized Housing Voucher Lottery

w20178 Sarah Cohodes
Samuel Kleiner
Michael F. Lovenheim
Daniel Grossman

The Effect of Child Health Insurance Access on Schooling: Evidence from Public Insurance Expansions

w20173 Joshua D. Angrist
Erich Battistin
Daniela Vuri

In a Small Moment: Class Size and Moral Hazard in the Mezzogiorno

w20169 Marianne P. Bitler
Madeline Zavodny

Medicaid: A Review of the Literature

w20166 Ming-Jen Lin
Elaine M. Liu

Does in utero Exposure to Illness Matter? The 1918 Influenza Epidemic in Taiwan as a Natural Experiment

w20142 Marianne P. Bitler
Jonah B. Gelbach
Hilary W. Hoynes

Can Variation in Subgroups' Average Treatment Effects Explain Treatment Effect Heterogeneity? Evidence from a Social Experiment

w20118 C. Kirabo Jackson
Rucker Johnson
Claudia Persico

The Effect of School Finance Reforms on the Distribution of Spending, Academic Achievement, and Adult Outcomes

w20103 Anna Aizer
Shari Eli
Joseph P. Ferrie
Adriana Lleras-Muney

The Long Term Impact of Cash Transfers to Poor Families

w19979 Sandra Black
Paul J. Devereux
Kjell Salvanes

Does grief transfer across generations? In-utero deaths and child outcomes

w19971 James J. Heckman
John Eric Humphries
Greg Veramendi
Sergio S. Urzua

Education, Health and Wages

w19940 George Wehby
Breastfeeding and Child Disability: A Comparison of Siblings from the United States

w19925 James J. Heckman
Stefano Mosso

The Economics of Human Development and Social Mobility

w19915 Hugh Macartney
The Dynamic Effects of Educational Accountability

w19881 Alan Barreca
Karen Clay
Joel Tarr

Coal, Smoke, and Death: Bituminous Coal and American Home Heating

w19874 Alberto Bisin
Kyle Hyndman

Present-Bias, Procrastination and Deadlines in a Field Experiment

w19862 Philip J. Cook
Kenneth Dodge
George Farkas
Roland G. Fryer
Jr
Jonathan Guryan
Jens Ludwig
Susan Mayer
Harold Pollack
Laurence Steinberg

The (Surprising) Efficacy of Academic and Behavioral Intervention with Disadvantaged Youth: Results from a Randomized Experiment in Chicago

w19858 Adam Isen
Maya Rossin-Slater
W. Reed Walker

Every Breath You Take – Every Dollar You’ll Make: The Long-Term Consequences of the Clean Air Act of 1970

w19844 Raj Chetty
Nathaniel Hendren
Patrick Kline
Emmanuel Saez
Nicholas Turner

Is the United States Still a Land of Opportunity? Recent Trends in Intergenerational Mobility

w19843 Raj Chetty
Nathaniel Hendren
Patrick Kline
Emmanuel Saez

Where is the Land of Opportunity? The Geography of Intergenerational Mobility in the United States

w19839 Stephanie von Hinke Kessler Scholder
George L. Wehby
Sarah Lewis
Luisa Zuccolo

Alcohol Exposure In Utero and Child Academic Achievement

w19836 Dayanand S. Manoli
Nicholas Turner

Cash-on-Hand & College Enrollment: Evidence from Population Tax Data and Policy Nonlinearities

w19803 David J. Deming
Using School Choice Lotteries to Test Measures of School Effectiveness

w19795 Melissa S. Kearney
Phillip B. Levine

Media Influences on Social Outcomes: The Impact of MTV’s 16 and Pregnant on Teen Childbearing

w19789 Liana Fox
Irwin Garfinkel
Neeraj Kaushal
Jane Waldfogel
Christopher Wimer

Waging War on Poverty: Historical Trends in Poverty Using the Supplemental Poverty Measure

w19785 Marianne Bitler
Hilary Hoynes
Elira Kuka

Do In-Work Tax Credits Serve as a Safety Net?


2013
w19774 Joshua Angrist
The Perils of Peer Effects

w19769 Resul Cesur
Naci H. Mocan

Does Secular Education Impact Religiosity, Electoral Participation and the Propensity to Vote for Islamic Parties? Evidence from an Education Reform in a Muslim Country

w19756 Taryn Dinkelman
Mitigating Long-run Health Effects of Drought: Evidence from South Africa

w19742 Alberto Abadie
Matthew M. Chingos
Martin R. West

Endogenous Stratification in Randomized Experiments

w19741 Charles L. Baum
Christopher J. Ruhm

The Effects of Paid Family Leave in California on Labor Market Outcomes

w19735 Elizabeth U. Cascio
Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach

The Impacts of Expanding Access to High-Quality Preschool Education

w19685 Dora Costa
Health and the Economy in the United States, from 1750 to the Present

w19656 James J. Heckman
Tim Kautz

Fostering and Measuring Skills: Interventions That Improve Character and Cognition

w19602 Prashant Bharadwaj
Leah K. Lakdawala
Nicholas Li

Perverse Consequences of Well Intentioned Regulation: Evidence from India's Child Labor Ban

w19599 Martha J. Bailey
Melanie E. Guldi
Brad J. Hershbein

Is There A Case for a "Second Demographic Transition"? Three Distinctive Features of the Post-1960 U.S. Fertility Decline

w19597 Mehmet Alper Dinçer
Neeraj Kaushal
Michael Grossman

Women’s Education: Harbinger of Another Spring? Evidence from a Natural Experiment in Turkey

w19595 Gordon B. Dahl
Katrine V. Løken
Magne Mogstad
Kari Vea Salvanes

What Is the Case for Paid Maternity Leave?

w19581 Will Dobbie
Roland G. Fryer
Jr

The Medium-Term Impacts of High-Achieving Charter Schools on Non-Test Score Outcomes

w19571 Janet Currie
Joshua S. Graff Zivin
Jamie Mullins
Matthew J. Neidell

What Do We Know About Short and Long Term Effects of Early Life Exposure to Pollution?

w19558 Lucie Schmidt
Lara Shore-Sheppard
Tara Watson

The Effect of Safety Net Programs on Food Insecurity

w19554 Daniel L. Millimet
Rusty Tchernis

The Origins of Early Childhood Anthropometric Persistence

w19552 Susan M. Dynarski
Steven W. Hemelt
Joshua M. Hyman

The Missing Manual: Using National Student Clearinghouse Data to Track Postsecondary Outcomes

w19542 V. Joseph Hotz
Juan Pantano

Strategic Parenting, Birth Order and School Performance

w19493 Martha J. Bailey
Fifty Years of Family Planning: New Evidence on the Long-Run Effects of Increasing Access to Contraception

w19440 Karthik Muralidharan
Venkatesh Sundararaman

Contract Teachers: Experimental Evidence from India

w19464 Steven G. Rivkin
Jeffrey C. Schiman

Instruction Time, Classroom Quality, and Academic Achievement

w19452 Natalia Danzer
Victor Lavy

Parental Leave and Children’s Schooling Outcomes: Quasi-Experimental Evidence from a Large Parental Leave Reform

w19449 Marianne Bitler
Hilary Hoynes

The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same: The Safety Net, Living Arrangements, and Poverty in the Great Recession

w19444 David J. Deming
Sarah Cohodes
Jennifer Jennings
Christopher Jencks

School Accountability, Postsecondary Attainment and Earnings

w19424 Raj Chetty
John N. Friedman
Jonah E. Rockoff

Measuring the Impacts of Teachers II: Teacher Value-Added and Student Outcomes in Adulthood

w19423 Raj Chetty
John N. Friedman
Jonah E. Rockoff

Measuring the Impacts of Teachers I: Evaluating Bias in Teacher Value-Added Estimates

w19441 Karthik Muralidharan
Venkatesh Sundararaman

The Aggregate Effect of School Choice: Evidence from a Two-stage Experiment in India

w19413 Shelly Lundberg
Robert A. Pollak

Cohabitation and the Uneven Retreat from Marriage in the U.S., 1950-2010

w19406 David N. Figlio
Morton O. Schapiro
Kevin B. Soter

Are Tenure Track Professors Better Teachers?

w19363 Peter Ganong
Jeffrey B. Liebman

The Decline, Rebound, and Further Rise in SNAP Enrollment: Disentangling Business Cycle Fluctuations and Policy Changes

w19348 Hoyt Bleakley
Joseph P. Ferrie

Shocking Behavior : Random Wealth in Antebellum Georgia and Human Capital Across Generations

w19344 Silvia Prina
Heather Royer

The Importance of Parental Knowledge and Social Norms: Evidence from Weight Report Cards in Mexico

w19341 Karthik Muralidharan
Ketki Sheth

Bridging Education Gender Gaps in Developing Countries: The Role of Female Teachers

w19331 Nicole M. Fortin
Philip Oreopoulos
Shelley Phipps

Leaving Boys Behind: Gender Disparities in High Academic Achievement

w19316 Orla Doyle
Colm Harmon
James J. Heckman
Caitriona Logue
Seong Moon

Measuring Investment in Human Capital Formation: An Experimental Analysis of Early Life Outcomes

w19302 Rosalie Liccardo Pacula
David Powell
Paul Heaton
Eric L. Sevigny

Assessing the Effects of Medical Marijuana Laws on Marijuana and Alcohol Use: The Devil is in the Details

w19281 Maria D. Fitzpatrick
Michael F. Lovenheim

Early Retirement Incentives and Student Achievement

w19279 Eric V. Edmonds
Maheshwor Shrestha

You Get What You Pay For: Schooling Incentives and Child Labor

w19271 Marianne P. Bitler
Thurston Domina
Emily K. Penner
Hilary W. Hoynes

Distributional Effects of a School Voucher Program: Evidence from New York City

w19263 Yin-Chi Wang
Ping Wang

Barriers to Health and the Poverty Trap

w19275 Joshua D. Angrist
Sarah R. Cohodes
Susan M. Dynarski
Parag A. Pathak
Christopher R. Walters

Stand and Deliver: Effects of Boston's Charter High Schools on College Preparation, Entry, and Choice

w19242 Erin M. Johnson
M. Marit Rehavi

Physicians Treating Physicians: Information and Incentives in Childbirth

w19241 Justine S. Hastings
Christopher A. Neilson
Seth D. Zimmerman

Are Some Degrees Worth More than Others? Evidence from college admission cutoffs in Chile

w19237 Gordon B. Dahl
Andreas Ravndal Kostol
Magne Mogstad

Family Welfare Cultures

w19233 James Feyrer
Dimitra Politi
David N. Weil

The Cognitive Effects of Micronutrient Deficiency: Evidence from Salt Iodization in the United States

w19232 Jason Fletcher
Friends or Family? Revisiting the Effects of High School Popularity on Adult Earnings

w19227 Najy Benhassine
Florencia Devoto
Esther Duflo
Pascaline Dupas
Victor Pouliquen

Turning a Shove into a Nudge? A “Labeled Cash Transfer” for Education

w19173 Sonia R. Bhalotra
Guilhem Cassan
Irma Clots-Figueras
Lakshmi Iyer

Religion, Politician Identity and Development Outcomes: Evidence from India

w19218 Thomas C. Buchmueller
Sean Orzol
Lara D. Shore-Sheppard

The Effect of Medicaid Payment Rates on Access to Dental Care Among Children

w19215 Jason M. Fletcher
Stephen L. Ross
Yuxiu Zhang

The Determinants and Consequences of Friendship Composition

w19212 Lawrence E. Blume
William A. Brock
Steven N. Durlauf
Rajshri Jayaraman

Linear Social Interactions Models

w19198 Ilyana Kuziemko
Katherine Meckel
Maya Rossin-Slater

Do Insurers Risk-Select Against Each Other? Evidence from Medicaid and Implications for Health Reform

w19185 Paul Gertler
James Heckman
Rodrigo Pinto
Arianna Zanolini
Christel Vermeersch
Susan Walker
Susan M. Chang
Sally Grantham-McGregor

Labor Market Returns to Early Childhood Stimulation: a 20-year Followup to an Experimental Intervention in Jamaica

w19164 Nancy E. Reichman
Hope Corman
Kelly Noonan

Effects of Mental Health on Couple Relationship Status

w19161 Dhaval M. Dave
Sandra L. Decker
Robert Kaestner
Kosali Ilayperuma Simon

The Effect of Medicaid Expansions in the Late 1980s and Early 1990s on the Labor Supply of Pregnant Women

w19153 Douglas Almond
Hongbin Li
Shuang Zhang

Land Reform and Sex Selection in China

w19144 Flávio Cunha
Irma Elo
Jennifer Culhane

Eliciting Maternal Expectations about the Technology of Cognitive Skill Formation

w19140 Manisha Shah
Bryce Millett Steinberg

Drought of Opportunities: Contemporaneous and Long Term Impacts of Rainfall Shocks on Human Capital

w19138 Tomás Rau
Eugenio Rojas
Sergio Urzúa

Loans for Higher Education: Does the Dream Come True?

w19128 Tom Vogl
Differential Fertility, Human Capital, and Development

w19111 Jesper Bagger
Javier A. Birchenall
Hani Mansour
Sergio Urzúa

Education, Birth Order, and Family Size

w19105 Janet Currie
Mark Stabile
Lauren E. Jones

Do Stimulant Medications Improve Educational and Behavioral Outcomes for Children with ADHD?

w19102 Anna Aizer
Joseph J. Doyle
Jr.

Juvenile Incarceration, Human Capital and Future Crime: Evidence from Randomly-Assigned Judges

w19077 James J. Heckman
Lakshmi K. Raut

Intergenerational Long Term Effects of Preschool - Structural Estimates from a Discrete Dynamic Programming Model

w19053 Philip Oreopoulos
Uros Petronijevic

Making College Worth It: A Review of Research on the Returns to Higher Education

w19046 Paul Gertler
Christel Vermeersch

Using Performance Incentives to Improve Medical Care Productivity and Health Outcomes

w19014 Sara Heller
Harold A. Pollack
Roseanna Ander
Jens Ludwig

Preventing Youth Violence and Dropout: A Randomized Field Experiment

w19003 Elizabeth Ananat
Anna Gassman-Pines
Christina M. Gibson-Davis

Community-Wide Job Loss and Teenage Fertility

w18994 Jason M. Lindo
Jessamyn Schaller
Benjamin Hansen

Economic Conditions and Child Abuse

w18987 Sandra E. Black
Aline Bütikofer
Paul J. Devereux
Kjell G. Salvanes

This Is Only a Test? Long-Run Impacts of Prenatal Exposure to Radioactive Fallout

w18977 Janet Currie
W. Bentley MacLeod

Diagnosis and Unnecessary Procedure Use: Evidence from C-Section

w18964 Grant Miller
A. Mushfiq Mobarak

Gender Differences in Preferences, Intra-Household Externalities, and Low Demand for Improved Cookstoves

w18935 Joshua Graff Zivin
Matthew Neidell

Environment, Health, and Human Capital

w18933 Elizabeth Ananat
Shihe Fu
Stephen L. Ross

Race-Specific Agglomeration Economies: Social Distance and the Black-White Wage Gap

w18915 Tomás Rau
Loreto Reyes
Sergio S. Urzúa

The Long-term Effects of Early Lead Exposure: Evidence from a case of Environmental Negligence

w18893 Michael Baker
Kevin Milligan

Boy-Girl Differences in Parental Time Investments: Evidence from Three Countries

w18889 Lisa Barrow
Amy Claessens
Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach

The Impact of Chicago’s Small High School Initiative

w18887 Hope Corman
Dhaval M. Dave
Nancy E. Reichman

Effects of Welfare Reform on Women’s Crime

w18876 Janet Currie
Joshua S. Graff Zivin
Katherine Meckel
Matthew J. Neidell
Wolfram Schlenker

Something in the Water: Contaminated Drinking Water and Infant Health

w18859 Gary Solon
Steven J. Haider
Jeffrey Wooldridge

What Are We Weighting For?

w18846 David N. Figlio
Jonathan Guryan
Krzysztof Karbownik
Jeffrey Roth

The Effects of Poor Neonatal Health on Children's Cognitive Development

w18833 Debopam Bhattacharya
Pascaline Dupas
Shin Kanaya

Estimating the Impact of Means-tested Subsidies under Treatment Externalities with Application to Anti-Malarial Bednets

w18805 John Cawley
Stephanie von Hinke Kessler Scholder

The Demand for Cigarettes as Derived from the Demand for Weight Control

w18790 Gary Solon
Theoretical Models of Inequality Transmission across Multiple Generations

w18785 Michael J. Kottelenberg
Steven F. Lehrer

New Evidence on the Impacts of Access to and Attending Universal Childcare in Canada

w18773 Pinka Chatterji
Sara Markowitz

Effects of Bicycle Helmet Laws on Children's Injuries

w18772 Jens Ludwig
Greg J. Duncan
Lisa A. Gennetian
Lawrence F. Katz
Ronald C. Kessler
Jeffrey R. Kling
Lisa Sanbonmatsu

Long-Term Neighborhood Effects on Low-Income Families: Evidence from Moving to Opportunity

w18745 Brian Jacob
Brian McCall
Kevin M. Stange

College as Country Club: Do Colleges Cater to Students’ Preferences for Consumption?

w18736 Resul Cesur
Erdal Tekin
Aydogan Ulker

Air Pollution and Infant Mortality: Evidence from the Expansion of Natural Gas Infrastructure

w18718 Bruce D. Meyer
James X. Sullivan

Winning the War: Poverty from the Great Society to the Great Recession

w18717 Joanna Lahey
Birthing a Nation: The Effect of Fertility Control Access on the 19th Century Demographic Transition

w18701 Richard J. Murnane
U.S High School Graduation Rates: Patterns and Explanations

w18700 Janet Currie
Lucas Davis
Michael Greenstone
Reed Walker

Do Housing Prices Reflect Environmental Health Risks? Evidence from More than 1600 Toxic Plant Openings and Closings

w18692 Alan Barreca
Karen Clay
Olivier Deschenes
Michael Greenstone
Joseph S. Shapiro

Adapting to Climate Change: The Remarkable Decline in the U.S. Temperature-Mortality Relationship over the 20th Century

w18689 Jason Fletcher
The Effects of Childhood ADHD on Adult Labor Market Outcomes

w18679 Lena Edlund
Chulhee Lee

Son Preference, Sex Selection and Economic Development: The Case of South Korea

w18665 David Card
Stefano DellaVigna

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