|Empirical essays in health and human capital
||This dissertation studies two dynamic processes, the production of human capital and evolution of health. The first essay uses data on parents and their children in the longitudinal Panel Study of Income Dynamics and PSID-Child Development Supplement...
|Three essays on economic influences for meal decisions
||This dissertation focuses on two relationships: how wages and the value of time influence the decisions to spend time preparing food and eating meals, and how government food subsidies affect the types of foods that children in a household eat. Altho...
|Essays on health insurance coverage and food assistance programs
||Empirical work shows that health insurance coverage improves children's health and that healthier children have better educational and labor market outcomes. This suggests that the benefits of higher insurance rates among children go beyond improveme...