Health and Poverty

Research Conference

"Health Effects of Non-Health Policies." February 9-10, 2006, Bethesda, MD. Details here.

NPC Conference on Poverty & Health. July 20-21, 2004, Ann Arbor, MI.

Funded research abstracts

Low Birthweight, Social Confounders, and Life Chances from Childhood through Early Adulthood. Bridget Goosby, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan; Jacob E. Cheadle, Robert Wood Johnson Scholars in Health Policy Research Fellow, University of Michigan.

The Impact of Outreach Efforts on Medicaid Take-up in California. Mireille Jacobson, Robert Wood Johnson Scholars in Health Policy Research Fellow, University of Michigan and Thomas C. Buchmueller, Paul Merage School of Business, University of California-Irvine.

"Summer Workshop in Michigan Medicaid Research (SWiMMR)" Matthew M. Davis, MD, MAPP, Division of General Pediatrics, University of Michigan. Sarah J. Clark, MPH, University of Michigan.

2003 Poverty and Health Grants

Working Papers

The Influence of Early-Life Events on Human Capital, Health Status, and Labor Market Outcomes Over the Life Course. Rucker C. Johnson, Goldman School of Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley, Robert F. Schoeni, ISR, Ford School of Public Policy, and Department of Economics, University of Michigan. (2007-05)

The New Employment Contract and Worker Health in the United States. Richard H. Price, University of Michigan, and Sarah A. Burgard, University of Michigan (2006-41)

Developmental Health Effects of Human Development Policies. Daniel P. Keating, University of Michigan and Sharon Z. Simonton, University of Michigan. (2006-30)

How Well Can We Measure the Well-Being of the Poor Using Food Expenditure? Thomas DeLeire, Michigan State University and Congressional Budget Office; and Helen Levy, University of Michigan. (2006-29)

Income Support Policies and Health among the Elderly Pamela Herd, University of Wisconsin, Madison; James House, University of Michigan; and Robert F. Schoeni, University of Michigan. (2006-27)

Macroeconomic Conditions, Health and Government Policy Christopher J. Ruhm, Department of Economics, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and NBER (2006-26)

Socioeconomic Gradients in Early Child Health Across Race, Ethnicity and Nativity Lenna Nepomnyaschy, Columbia University. (2006-21)

Did the Introduction of Food Stamps Affect Birth Outcomes in California? Janet Currie, Columbia University; Enrico Moretti, University of California, Berkeley. (2006-20)

Education and Health: Evaluating Theories and Evidence David Cutler, Harvard University, and Adriana Lleras-Muney, Princeton University. (2006-19)

Poverty, Migration and Health David R. Williams, Departments of Sociology and Epidemiology, and Survey Research Center, University of Michigan; Selina A. Mohammed, Women’s Health Disparities, School of Nursing, University of Michigan (2006-16)

Measuring the Extent and Depth of Food Insecurity: An Application to American Indians in the United States Craig Gundersen, Iowa State University (2006-02)

How Is Health Insurance Affected by the Economy? Public and Private Coverage Among Low-Skilled Adults in the 1990s Helen Levy, University of Michigan, Economic Research Initiative on the Uninsured. (2005-23)

Does the Supplemental Security Income Program Reduce Disability among the Elderly? Pamela Herd, University of Wisconsin, Madison; Robert F. Schoeni, and James S. House University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (2005-21)

Effects of Child Health on Sources of Public Support. Nancy E. Reichman, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Hope Corman, Rider University and National Bureau of Economic Research. Kelly Noonan, Rider University and National Bureau of Economic Research. (2004-16)

Narrowing the Food Insecurity Gap Between Food Stamp Participants and Eligible Non-Participants: The Role of State Policies. Craig Gundersen, Department of Human Development and Family Studies, Iowa State University. Dean Jolliffe, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service. Laura Tiehen, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service. (2004-14)

Medicare Gaps and Widow Poverty Kathleen McGarry, University of California, Los Angeles and NBER; Robert F. Schoeni, University of Michigan. (2004-01)

Long term employment of African-American and white welfare recipients and the role of persistent health and mental health problems. Mary Corcoran, Professor of Political Science, Public Policy, Social Work, and Women's Studies at the University of Michigan. Sandra Danziger, Associate Professor of Social Work and Director of the Michigan Program on Poverty and Social Welfare Policy at the University of Michigan. Richard Tolman, Professor of Social Work at the University of Michigan. (2003-05)

Food Stamps and the Elderly: Why is Participation So Low? Steven J. Haider, Robert F. Schoeni, Alison Jacknowitz. (2003-02)