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Working Papers:

        The Effects of the Massachusetts Health Reform on Financial Outcomes
            with Sarah Miller.
            Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Working Paper 2014-1
    (Revise and Resubmit at Labour Economics)

Black-White Differences in Intergenerational Mobility in the United States
    Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Working Paper 2011-10

Fasting During Pregnancy and Children's Academic Performance
    with Douglas Almond and Reyn Van Ewijk
    (Revise and Resubmit at Economic Journal)

Fertility Transitions Along the Extensive and Intensive Margins
     with Daniel Aaronson and Fabian Lange
    (Revise and Resubmit at American Economic Review)
    Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Working Paper 2011-9
     
Birth Cohort and the Black-White Achievement Gap: The Role of Access and Health Soon After Birth
    with Kenneth Chay and Jonathan Guryan.
    (Revise and Resubmit at Quarterly Journal of Economics)
    Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Working Paper 2008-20 | NBER Working Paper 15078
    Featured in Wall Street Journal, October 8, 2009 pA2: Wider Health-Care Access Pays Off, by David Wessel
    Podcast at the University of Bristol

Work in Progress:

Skipping Breakfast and the Sex Ratio at Birth
    with Zach Seeskin
The Effects of Malaria on Cognitive Ability: Evidence from World War II Enlistees.
    with Daniel Aaronson and Alan Barreca
The Long-Run Effects of a Large School Construction Program on Health and Income.
    with Daniel Aaronson
Intragenerational Earnings Mobility in the United States and the Role of Education: Evidence from Social Security Earnings Data:
    with Jonathan Davis
The Effects of the Availability of Sulfa Drugs on Long-Run Health: Evidence from the SIPP and NHIS.
    with Sonia Bhalotra and Atheendar Venkataramani
The Great Recession and Fringe Banking: Has the Economic Crisis Transformed Financial Behavior?
    with Sumit Agarwal and Tal Gross
Using Principal Components Analysis to Estimate Sibling Correlations in Health
    with Timothy J. Halliday.
  
Published and Forthcoming Research:

Cognitive Abilities and Household Financial Decision Making
    with Sumit Agarwal
    
American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 2013, 5(1) 193-207 
    Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Working Paper 2010-16

Fetal Origins and Parental Responses
     with Douglas Almond
     Annual Review of Economics, 2013 5: 37-56

The Impact of Rosenwald Schools on Black Achievement
    with Daniel Aaronson
   
Journal of Political Economy, 2011, 119(5): 821-888
    Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Working Paper 2009-26
 
Intergenerational Mobility: A Crossnational Comparison.
     Forthcoming in Emerging Trends in the Social and Behavioral Sciences, Wiley publishing, online.

Health Capital and the Prenatal Environment: The Effects of Ramadan Observance During Pregnancy
    with Douglas Almond.
    American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 3(October 2011): 56-85
    Featured in Superfreakonomics, Der Speigel, The Independent. A VOXEU interview with Doug Almond. 
       (Below are working paper versions of the previously titled paper:
        "Health Capital and the Prenatal Environment: The Effects of Maternal Fasting during Pregnancy")
        Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Working Paper 2007-22 | NBER Working Paper 14428

A Nonparametric Analysis of Black-White Differences in Intergenerational Income Mobility in the United States

    with Debopam Bhattacharya.
    Quantitative Economics 2(2011) 335-379
    Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Working Paper 2007-12.   
    This paper was previously circulated with the title:  "A Nonparametric Analysis of Intergenerational Income Mobility in the United States"

The Effects of Education on Health and Mortality
     
Nordic Economic Policy Review vol. 2012, pp. 261-301SSRN Working Paper

Parental Income and Children’s Well-being and Future Success: An Analysis of the SIPP matched to SSA Earnings Data
    
with Jonathan Davis
    Economic Inquiry 51(3) 1795-1808
    US Census Bureau Center for Economic Studies Paper No. CES-WP- 11-12

Family and Community Influences On Health and Socioeconomic Status: Sibling Correlations Over the Life Course
    BE Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy: : Vol. 11 : Iss. 3 (Contributions), Article 1.  DOI: 10.2202/1935-1682.2876

What Is Behind the Rise in Long-Term Unemployment?
    with Daniel Aaronson and Shani Schechter
    Economic Perspectives, 34(2), 2010

Lingering Prenatal Effects of the 1918 Influenza Pandemic on Cardiovascular Aging

    with Douglas Almond, Kyung Park, Eileen Crimmins and Caleb E. Finch.
    Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease, 2009, p1-9, doi:10.1017/S2040174409990031
    Selected Media Citations:  Time, Washington Post, New Scientist, ABC News, Salt Lake Tribune

Upward Intergenerational Economic Mobility in the U.S.
    Report prepared for Pew Initiative on Economic Mobility | press release

Does Education Improve Health: A Reexamination of the Evidence from Compulsory Schooling Laws
Errata and revised version of Table 3
    Economic Perspectives
, 33(2), 2008.

Intergenerational Economic Mobility in the US: 1940 to 2000

    with Daniel Aaronson.
    Journal of Human Resources, January, 2008, 43(1): 139-172
    Abstract | Working Paper Version
    Selected Media Citation: Nation

Sibling Similarities and Economic Inequality in the U.S.
    Journal of Population Economics. 2008, 21(3): 685-701.
     Working Paper Version

The Growing Importance of Family: Evidence from Brothers’ Earnings
    with David Levine
    Industrial Relations, January 2007, 46(1) p7-21.
    Working Paper Version
    Featured in New York Times Op. Ed by David Brooks, "The Sticky Ladder", January 25, 2005, Business Week,
    New York Times, "Shadowy Lines that Still Divide".

Trends in Intergenerational Mobility
    Industrial Relations, January 2007, 46(1) p1-6.

Labor Market Dynamics Over the Business Cycle: New Evidence from the SIPP
    Economic Perspectives, 31(1), 2007.

The Long-Term Health Effects of Fetal Exposure to the 1918 Influenza Pandemic: An Analysis of SIPP Data

    with Douglas Almond
    American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings, May 2005, 95(2) p258-262

Fortunate Sons: New Estimates of Intergenerational Mobility in the U.S. Using Social Security Earnings Data
    Review of Economics and Statistics, May 2005, 87(2) p235-255.
    Selected Media Citations: Chicago Reader, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Nation, Rolling Stone
    Working Paper Version: "Earnings Mobility in the US, A New Look at Intergenerational Inequality"

Family Resources and College Enrollment
    Economic Perspectives, 27(4), 2003


Book Chapters:

The Changing Pattern of Wage Growth for Low Skilled Workers
    with Christopher Taber and Eric French. in Working and Poor: How Economic Challenges and Policy Changes Have Affected
    Low-Wage Workers, Blank, R., Danziger S. and Schoeni R. eds, Russell Sage Foundation, New York. 2006.
    Working Paper version

The Apple Falls Even Farther From the Tree Than We Thought: New and Revised Estimates of the Intergenerational Inheritance of Earnings
    in Intergenerational Inequality, Bowles, S., Gintis, H. and Osborne-Groves M. eds., Russell Sage Foundation, Princeton, 2005.

Older Working Papers:

          An Analysis of Sample Selection and the Reliability of Using Short-term Earnings Averages in SIPP-SSA Matched Data
               with Jonathan Davis
          
Revised Estimates of Intergenerational Income Mobility in the United States
Shorter Articles:

       
Is There a Skills Mismatch in the Labor Market?
             with Jason Faberman, Chicago Fed Letter, July 2012
        Is Intergenerational Economic Mobility Lower Now Than in the Past?
              Chicago Fed Letter, April 2012
        How Did Unemployment Insurance Extensions Affect the Unemployment Rate in 2008–10?
              Chicago Fed Letter
, April 2011
          New Perspectives on Health and Health Care Policy
    with Darren Lubotsky and Zach Seeskin, Chicago Fed Letter, July 2010
Does the Housing Slump Account for the Slowdown in Productivity Growth
    with Ana Rocca and Daniel Sullivan, Chicago Fed Letter, January 2008
What Similarities Between Siblings Tell Us About Inequality in the US
    Chicago Fed Letter, December 2004
Analyzing Income Mobility Over Generations
    Chicago Fed Letter, September 2002

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