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Working Papers:

        Estimating the Intergenerational Elasticity and Rank Association in the U.S.: Overcoming the Current Limitations of Tax Data
            Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Working Paper 2015-04     

        A Comparison of Intergenerational Mobility Curves in Germany, Norway, Sweden and the U.S
            with Espen Bratberg, Jonathan Davis, Martin Nybom, Daniel Schnitzlein, and Kjell Vaage
            University of Bergen working paper, 2015     

        A Bayesian Analysis of Sibling Correlations in Health
            with Timothy J. Halliday
            IZA Discussion Paper No. 8672     

        Early Life Environment and Racial Inequality in Education and Earnings in the United States
            with Kenneth Chay and Jonathan Guryan

        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

The Great Recession and Fringe Banking: Has the Economic Crisis Transformed Financial Behavior
      with Sumit Agarwal and Tal Gross

Work in Progress:

ACA Medicaid Expansions and the Well-being of Low Income Families
    with Luojia Hu, Robert Kaestner, Sarah Miller and Ashley Wong
Estimating the Effect of Education on Mortality in the Presence of Migration: Evidence from the Jim Crow South
    with Daniel Aaronson, Seth Sanders and Evan Taylor
Intergenerational Mobility Curves
    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
Published and Forthcoming Research:

          The Effects of the Massachusetts Health Reform on Household Financial Distress
              with Sarah Miller.
               Forthcoming, American Economic Journal: Economic Policy

Breakfast Skipping, Extreme Commutes and the Sex Composition at Birth
    with Zach Seeskin
    Biodemography and Social Biology, 2015  61:187-208

Using Occupation to Measure Intergenerational Mobility
    with Miguel Acosta
     LSE Blog Post

Fertility Transitions Along the Extensive and Intensive Margins
     with Daniel Aaronson and Fabian Lange
     American Economic Review, 2014 104(11): 3701-24

In Utero Ramadan Exposure and Children's Academic Performance
    with Douglas Almond and Reyn Van Ewijk
    (Forthcoming, Economic JournalDOI: 10.1111/ecoj.12168)
A Comparison of Upward and Downward Intergenerational Mobility in Canada, Sweden and the United States
    with Miles Corak and Matthew J. Lindquist
    Labour Economics, 2014, 30: 185-200

Black-White Differences in Intergenerational Mobility in the United States
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 Economics2013 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.

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
              Chicago Fed Letter, No. 330,  January, 2015
        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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