Robert Kaestner


Institute of Government and Public Affairs, University of Illinois

NLS user since 1995

  • Kaestner, Robert, Anthony Lo Sasso, Kevin Callison and Benjamin Yarnoff. 2013. “Youth Employment and Substance Use.” Social Science Research, 42(1):169-85.
  • Kaestner, Robert and Kevin Callison. 2011. “Adolescent Cognitive and Non-cognitive Correlates of Adult Health" Journal of Human Capital Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 29-69.
  • Kaestner, Robert and Michael Grossman. 2009. “Effect of Weight on Children's Educational Achievement.” Economics of Education Review 28(6):651-661.
  • Markowitz, Sara, Robert Kaestner and Michael Grossman. 2005. “An Investigation of the Effects of Alcohol Consumption and Alcohol Policies on Youth Risky Sexual Behaviors.” American Economic Review (May proceedings) 95(2): 263-266
  • Rashad, Inas, and Robert Kaestner, 2004. “Teenage Sex, Drugs and Alcohol: Problems Identifying the Cause of Risky Behaviors.” Journal of Health Economics 23(3):493-503. Reprinted in The Economics of Health Behaviors, edited by John H. Cawley and Donald S. Kenkel, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd, 2008.
  • Kaestner, Robert, Sanders Korenman and June O’Neill. 2003. “Has Welfare Reform Changed Teenage Behaviors?” Journal of Policy Analysis and Management 22(2):225-248.
What I learned from NLS data

I have learned that adult well being depends in a strong and fundamental way on childhood experiences.

Why I chose NLS data

It is one of the best sources of longitudinal information available for a representative population.