Affiliation: Columbia University
- Child mental health and human capital accumulation: the case of ADHDJanet Currie
Department of Economics, Columbia University, 420 W 118th Street, New York, NY 10027, USA
J Health Econ 25:1094-118. 2006..We find large negative effects on test scores and schooling attainment suggesting that mental health conditions are a more important determinant of average outcomes than physical health conditions...
- Long-term consequences of child abuse and neglect on adult economic well-beingJanet Currie
Department of Economics, Columbia University, John Jay College, City University of New York, NY 10027, USA
Child Maltreat 15:111-20. 2010..Maltreatment appears to affect men and women differently, with larger effects for women than men. These new findings demonstrate that abused and neglected children experience large and enduring economic consequences...
- Air pollution and infant health: Lessons from New JerseyJanet Currie
Columbia University, Department of Economics, International Affairs Building, New York, NY 10027, United States
J Health Econ 28:688-703. 2009..Since automobiles are the main source of carbon monoxide emissions, our results have important implications for regulation of automobile emissions...
- Chipping away at health: more on the relationship between income and child healthJanet Currie
Department of Economics, Columbia University, New York City, NY, USA
Health Aff (Millwood) 26:331-44. 2007..But the higher incidence of measured conditions and limits does not explain all of the relationships between income and overall health status, which suggests that unmeasured illnesses and injuries are also involved...
- The intergenerational transmission of inequality: maternal disadvantage and health at birthANNA AIZER
Department of Economics, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA National Bureau of Economic Research, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
Science 344:856-61. 2014..The most likely explanation is increasing knowledge about determinants of infant health and how to protect it along with public policies that put this knowledge into practice. ..
- Policy interventions to address child health disparities: moving beyond health insuranceJanet Currie
Columbia University, National Bureau of Economic Research, Department of Economics, 420 W 118th St, New York, NY 10027, USA
Pediatrics 124:S246-54. 2009..Such a program is feasible and would be relatively inexpensive...
- Has public health insurance for older children reduced disparities in access to care and health outcomes?Janet Currie
Economics Department, Columbia University, 1014 International Affairs Building, MC 3308, 420 West 118th Street, New York, NY 10027, United States
J Health Econ 27:1567-81. 2008..This may indicate that adequate medical care early on puts children on a better health trajectory, resulting in better health as they grow...
- Accidents will happen? Unintentional childhood injuries and the effects of child care regulationsJanet Currie
Department of Economics, UCLA and NBER, 405 Hilgard Avenur, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1477, USA
J Health Econ 23:25-59. 2004..Thus, regulation creates winners and losers: Some children benefit from safer environments, while those who are squeezed out of the regulated sector are placed at higher risk of injury...
- Public vs. private provision of charity care? Evidence from the expiration of Hill-Burton requirements in FloridaDouglas Almond
Columbia University, USA
J Health Econ 30:189-99. 2011..The results in this paper suggest, perhaps surprisingly, that requiring private providers to serve the underinsured can be effective...
- Medicaid expansions and welfare contractions: offsetting effects on prenatal care and infant health?Janet Currie
Department of Economics, University of California Los Angeles UCLA, 90095 1477, USA
J Health Econ 21:313-35. 2002..Changes in income cutoffs also reduced fetal deaths. These results suggest that the administrative reforms have not broken the close link between welfare participation and access to medicaid...
- Does WIC work? The effects of WIC on pregnancy and birth outcomesMarianne P Bitler
RAND Corporation, USA
J Policy Anal Manage 24:73-91. 2005..The positive impacts of WIC are larger among subsets of even more disadvantaged women, such as those who received public assistance last year, single high school dropouts, and teen mothers...
- Poverty, food insecurity, and nutritional outcomes in children and adultsJayanta Bhattacharya
Stanford Medical School, Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research, Stanford, CA, USA
J Health Econ 23:839-62. 2004..These results suggest that researchers should be cautious about assuming connections between food insecurity and nutritional outcomes, particularly among children...
- Heat or eat? Cold-weather shocks and nutrition in poor American familiesJayanta Bhattacharya
Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research, Stanford Medical School, Stanford, CA 94305 6019, USA
Am J Public Health 93:1149-54. 2003..The authors sought to determine the effects of cold-weather periods on budgets and nutritional outcomes among poor American families...
- The feasibility and effectiveness of pram walking groups for postpartum women in western SydneyNatalie Watson
Area Health Promotion, Western Sydney Area Health Service, New South Wales
Health Promot J Austr 16:93-9. 2005..We provided postpartum women living in western Sydney with the opportunity to participate in weekly pram walking groups and evaluated the effect of the intervention on self-reported physical activity, mental health and social indicators...
- Health disparities and gaps in school readinessJanet Currie
University of California at Los Angeles, USA
Future Child 15:117-38. 2005..In all three, trained staff can help parents get ongoing care for their children...