Robert Kaestner

Summary

Affiliation: University of Illinois at Chicago
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Are investments in disease prevention complements? The case of statins and health behaviors
    Robert Kaestner
    University of Illinois, University of Illinois at Chicago and NBER, United States Electronic address
    J Health Econ 36:151-63. 2014
  2. doi request reprint Youth employment and substance use
    Robert Kaestner
    Institute of Government and Public Affairs, University of Illinois, 815 West Van Buren Street, Suite 525, Chicago, IL 60607, United States Electronic address
    Soc Sci Res 42:169-85. 2013
  3. pmc Evidence on the efficacy of inpatient spending on Medicare patients
    Robert Kaestner
    University of Illinois, Chicago, IL 60614, USA
    Milbank Q 88:560-94. 2010
  4. doi request reprint Title IX, girls' sports participation, and adult female physical activity and weight
    Robert Kaestner
    Institute of Government and Public Affairs, University of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois 60607, USA
    Eval Rev 34:52-78. 2010
  5. doi request reprint Medicare reimbursement, nurse staffing, and patient outcomes
    Robert Kaestner
    Department of Economics and Institute of Government and Public Affairs, University of Illinois at Chicago, 815 West Van Buren Street, Chicago, IL 60607, USA
    J Health Econ 27:339-61. 2008
  6. ncbi request reprint Managed care and infant health: an evaluation of Medicaid in the US
    Robert Kaestner
    Department of Economics, Institute of Government and Public Affairs, University of Illinois Chicago, 815 West Van Buren Street, Suite 525, Chicago, Ill, 60607 3525, USA
    Soc Sci Med 60:1815-33. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint The effect of welfare reform on prenatal care and birth weight
    Robert Kaestner
    Institute of Government and Public Affairs, University of Illinois at Chicago, IL 60607, USA
    Health Econ 14:497-511. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint Welfare reform and health insurance coverage of low-income families
    Robert Kaestner
    Institute of Government and Public Affairs, University of Illinois at Chicago, 815 W Van Buren Street, Suite 525, Chicago, IL 60607, USA
    J Health Econ 22:959-81. 2003
  9. ncbi request reprint Effects of Title IX and sports participation on girls' physical activity and weight
    Robert Kaestner
    Department of Economics and Institute of Government and Public Affairs, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
    Adv Health Econ Health Serv Res 17:79-111. 2007
  10. doi request reprint Health insurance and ex ante moral hazard: evidence from Medicare
    Dhaval Dave
    Department of Economics, Bentley University, Waltham, MA 02452, USA
    Int J Health Care Finance Econ 9:367-90. 2009

Detail Information

Publications21

  1. pmc Are investments in disease prevention complements? The case of statins and health behaviors
    Robert Kaestner
    University of Illinois, University of Illinois at Chicago and NBER, United States Electronic address
    J Health Econ 36:151-63. 2014
    ..These results are consistent with the hypothesis that healthy diet is a strong substitute for statins, but there is only uneven evidence for the hypothesis that investments in disease prevention are complementary. ..
  2. doi request reprint Youth employment and substance use
    Robert Kaestner
    Institute of Government and Public Affairs, University of Illinois, 815 West Van Buren Street, Suite 525, Chicago, IL 60607, United States Electronic address
    Soc Sci Res 42:169-85. 2013
    ..However, if selection on unobserved variables were equal to selection on observed variables, these associations would be close to zero. With respect to the association between earnings and substance use, the evidence is less clear...
  3. pmc Evidence on the efficacy of inpatient spending on Medicare patients
    Robert Kaestner
    University of Illinois, Chicago, IL 60614, USA
    Milbank Q 88:560-94. 2010
    ....
  4. doi request reprint Title IX, girls' sports participation, and adult female physical activity and weight
    Robert Kaestner
    Institute of Government and Public Affairs, University of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois 60607, USA
    Eval Rev 34:52-78. 2010
    ..However, effect sizes were quite modest...
  5. doi request reprint Medicare reimbursement, nurse staffing, and patient outcomes
    Robert Kaestner
    Department of Economics and Institute of Government and Public Affairs, University of Illinois at Chicago, 815 West Van Buren Street, Chicago, IL 60607, USA
    J Health Econ 27:339-61. 2008
    ..We find that changes in Medicare reimbursement levels of approximately 10% have no meaningful effect on hospital use of resources or patient outcomes...
  6. ncbi request reprint Managed care and infant health: an evaluation of Medicaid in the US
    Robert Kaestner
    Department of Economics, Institute of Government and Public Affairs, University of Illinois Chicago, 815 West Van Buren Street, Suite 525, Chicago, Ill, 60607 3525, USA
    Soc Sci Med 60:1815-33. 2005
    ....
  7. ncbi request reprint The effect of welfare reform on prenatal care and birth weight
    Robert Kaestner
    Institute of Government and Public Affairs, University of Illinois at Chicago, IL 60607, USA
    Health Econ 14:497-511. 2005
    ..Since welfare reform was responsible for only part of the decline in the caseload, welfare reform per se had even smaller effects...
  8. ncbi request reprint Welfare reform and health insurance coverage of low-income families
    Robert Kaestner
    Institute of Government and Public Affairs, University of Illinois at Chicago, 815 W Van Buren Street, Suite 525, Chicago, IL 60607, USA
    J Health Econ 22:959-81. 2003
    ..This implies even smaller effects of welfare reform...
  9. ncbi request reprint Effects of Title IX and sports participation on girls' physical activity and weight
    Robert Kaestner
    Department of Economics and Institute of Government and Public Affairs, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
    Adv Health Econ Health Serv Res 17:79-111. 2007
    ..Taken together, these results strongly suggest that Title IX and the increase in athletic opportunities among adolescent females it engendered had a beneficial effect on the health of adolescent girls...
  10. doi request reprint Health insurance and ex ante moral hazard: evidence from Medicare
    Dhaval Dave
    Department of Economics, Bentley University, Waltham, MA 02452, USA
    Int J Health Care Finance Econ 9:367-90. 2009
    ..We find evidence that obtaining health insurance reduces prevention and increases unhealthy behaviors among elderly men. We also find evidence that physician counseling is successful in changing health behaviors...
  11. pmc An assessment of the validity of the ECERS-R with implications for measures of child care quality and relations to child development
    Rachel A Gordon
    Institute of Government and Public Affairs, University of Illinois at Chicago, 815 West Van Buren St, Suite 525, Chicago, IL 60607, USA
    Dev Psychol 49:146-60. 2013
    ..Our results lend empirical support to recent critiques of the ECERS-R, and we discuss implications for its future use and for the development of future measures...
  12. ncbi request reprint Spatial mobility and environmental effects on obesity
    Zhenxiang Zhao
    Institute for Health Research and Policy, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1747 West Roosevelt Road, Chicago, IL 60608, United States Electronic address
    Econ Hum Biol 14:128-40. 2014
    ..We find that the environmental factors we examined are unable to explain the observed decrease in obesity associated with the MTO experiment among low-income minority women. ..
  13. ncbi request reprint The effects of maternal employment on child injuries and infectious disease
    Rachel A Gordon
    Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Department of Sociology, University of Illinois at Chicago, 525 West Van Buren Street, Chicago, IL 60607, USA
    Demography 44:307-33. 2007
    ..However greater time spent by children in center-based care is associated with increased rates of respiratory problems for children aged 12 to 36 months and increased rates of ear infections for children aged 12 to 24 months...
  14. doi request reprint Effects of urban sprawl on obesity
    Zhenxiang Zhao
    Institute for Health Research and Policy, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1747 West Roosevelt Road, Chicago, IL 60608, United States
    J Health Econ 29:779-87. 2010
    ..Estimates indicate that if the average metropolitan area had not experienced the decline in the proportion of population living in dense areas over the last 30 years, the rate of obesity would have been reduced by approximately 13%...
  15. ncbi request reprint On the validity of retrospective assessments of pregnancy intention
    Ted Joyce
    University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
    Demography 39:199-213. 2002
    ..This finding is supported by additional analyses of a small subsample of women for whom information on pregnancy intention was collected both during pregnancy and after birth...
  16. ncbi request reprint Welfare reform and child well-being
    Robert Kaestner
    Science 301:1325; author reply 1325. 2003
  17. ncbi request reprint Welfare reform and health of immigrant women and their children
    Neeraj Kaushal
    School of Social Work, Columbia University, 1255 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10027, USA
    J Immigr Minor Health 9:61-74. 2007
    ..We do not find any consistent evidence that welfare reform affected the health insurance, medical care utilization and health of children living with single mothers...
  18. ncbi request reprint Consequences for infants of parental disagreement in pregnancy intention
    Sanders Korenman
    Baruch College, New York, New York, USA
    Perspect Sex Reprod Health 34:198-205. 2002
    ..Parental disagreement in pregnancy intention, as well as a father's pregnancy intention, may affect infant health...
  19. pmc Welfare reform and health insurance of immigrants
    Neeraj Kaushal
    School of Social Work, Columbia University, 1255 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10027, USA
    Health Serv Res 40:697-721. 2005
    ..To investigate the effect of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA) on the health insurance coverage of foreign- and U.S.-born families headed by low-educated women...
  20. pmc Misclassification bias and the estimated effect of parental involvement laws on adolescents' reproductive outcomes
    Silvie Colman
    The Graduate Center, City University of New York, NBER, 365 5th Ave, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10016, USA
    Am J Public Health 98:1881-5. 2008
    ..We evaluated the presence of misclassification bias in the estimated effect of parental involvement laws on minors' reproductive outcomes when subjection to such laws was measured by age at the time of pregnancy resolution...
  21. ncbi request reprint Nurse-to-patient ratios
    Robert Kaestner
    Health Aff (Millwood) 25:882-3. 2006

Research Grants5

  1. Welfare Reform, Fertility and Reproductive Behavior
    Robert Kaestner; Fiscal Year: 2001
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  2. Welfare Reform, Fertility and Reproductive Behavior
    Robert Kaestner; Fiscal Year: 2002
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  3. Welfare Reform, Fertility and Reproductive Behavior
    Robert Kaestner; Fiscal Year: 2003
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  4. Youth Alcohol, Tobacco and Marijuana Use: Effects of Hours of Work and Wages
    Robert Kaestner; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..The proposed research will identify the importance of employment and earned income on youth substance use and produce information that can be used to design effective public health policy to address this problem. ..