Christopher A. Swann

**Education: Ph.D. University of Virginia, 1996 **Interests: Labor, Applied Econometrics

There are 11 included publications by Christopher A. Swann :

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Does the child welfare system serve the neediest kinship care families? 2006 46 Little is known about how kinship care arrangements within the child welfare system compare to kinship placements outside the child welfare system. The purpose of this study is to better understand the characteristics that influence whether a child i...
Factors Associated with Reductions in Alcohol Use between High School and College: An Analysis of Data from the College Alcohol Study 2014 1799 Background: The consumption of alcohol by college students is a significant public health concern, and a large amount of literature explores this issue. Much of the focus is on the prevalence and correlates of binge drinking. Relatively few studies e...
The foster care crisis: What caused caseloads to grow? 2006 94 Foster care caseloads more than doubled from 1985 to 2000. This article provides the first comprehensive study of this growth by relating state-level foster care caseloads to state-specific characteristics and policies. We present evidence that incre...
Household history, SNAP participation, and food insecurity 2017 83 Food security in an important public policy issue. In 2015, approximately 1 in 8 U.S. households experienced food insecurity at some point in the year. Low-income families are at higher risk for food insecurity than other families, and these families...
If at first you don’t succeed: applying for and staying on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program 2014 1208 We examine households’ applications to and participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program using administrative records from South Carolina. We model application resolutions with multinomial logit (MNL) specifications where the possibl...
Maximum Likelihood Estimation Using Parallel Computing: An Introduction to MPI 2002 2060 The computational difficulty of econometric problems has increased dramatically in recent years as econometricians examine more complicated models and utilize more sophisticated estimation techniques. Many problems in econometrics are `embarrassingly...
Software for Parallel Computing: the LAM Implementation of MPI 2001 1622 Many econometric problems can benefit from the application of parallel computing techniques, and recent advances in hardware and software have made such application feasible. There are a number of freely available software libraries that make it poss...
The take-up of cash assistance among private kinship care families 2007 132 Many children in private kinship care arrangements live in families that endure financial hardships. Even though these families are eligible for TANF child-only grants, only one in five receives cash assistance. The purpose of this study is to better...
A time allocation study of university faculty. 2008 5604 Many previous time allocation studies treat work as a single activity and examine trade-offs between work and other activities. This paper investigates the at-work allocation of time among teaching, research, grant writing and service by science and ...
The Timing of Prenatal WIC Participation 2007 1907 The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) provides food vouchers, nutritional counseling, and health care referrals to low-income pregnant and breastfeeding women and their young children. This paper uses durat...
WIC Eligibility and Participation: The Roles of Changing Policies, Economic Conditions, and Demographics 2010 1879 This paper studies WIC eligibility and participation. These outcomes are related to economic conditions, Medicaid, cash welfare, and WIC policies, and demographic characteristics. The analysis uses state level data from 1983 to 2006, a period that co...