“Do cognitive skills moderate the influence of neighborhood disadvantage on subsequent educational attainment?” (with Donna S. Rothstein), Economics of Education Review, 44: 83-99, February 2015.
“The Effects of High School Math Curriculum on College Attendance: Evidence from the NLSY97”, Economics of Education Review, 31(6): 861-870, 2012.
“The Impact of Family Structure Transitions on Child Achievement: Evidence from the Children of the NLSY79” (with Donna S. Rothstein and Charles R. Pierret), Demography, August 2005
“Maternal Labor Supply and Adolescent Risky Behavior” (with Maury Gittleman), Journal of Health Economics, July 2004
“Does Money Matter? A Comparison of the Effect of Income on Child Development in the United States and Great Britain” (with Maury Gittleman), Journal of Human Resources, Spring 2003
“The Impact of Attrition on the Children of the NLSY79”, Journal of Human Resources, Spring 2004
Why I chose NLS data
The intergenerational links between mother and their children make the NLSY79 and its child/young adult supplement invaluable. Because the data set continues to follow all children of the women in the NLSY79, I have been able to examine how decisions that parents make affect their children, during childhood and now as they age into adulthood.
Ohio State University Center for Human Resource Research
This site was created at the Center for Human Resource Research (CHRR) at The Ohio State University to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the National Longitudinal Surveys (NLS). The NLS is a program of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. CHRR has conducted the NLS since the program began in 1965, in partnership with the U.S. Census Bureau (from 1965 to 2003) and NORC at the University of Chicago (from 1978 to the present).