Abstract: This paper uses a novel data from a large longitudinal prospective cohort study to estimate the effects of WIC, SNAP and Home Visitation Program on early-life outcomes up to the age of two. Our empirical approach uses child-mother fixed effects and previously unavailable time-varying covariates related to selection into the safety programs to plausibly account for potential endogeneity of program participation. We show that mothers’ participation in these programs has a robust positive statistically significant effect on children receptive and expressive communication scores, smaller effects on cognitive development scores.
Abstract: We exploit the uneven geographical distribution of high intensity maternity hospitals across Canada to compare long-term outcomes of children with Cerebral Palsy who were born at high versus low intensity hospitals. Using data from the from the Canadian Multi-Regional Cerebral Palsy Registry, we find that differences in hospital intensity are not associated with differences in clinically relevant, long-term health outcomes.
De Novo Mutations in YWHAG Cause Early-Onset Epilepsy (Member of Epilepsy Genomic Study)
Participation in the special supplemental nutrition program for women, infants, and children is not associated with early childhood socioemotional development: Results from a longitudinal cohort study
Teaching Economic Evaluation with Population Health Cases. The Journal of Health Administration and Education
Adult Lumbar Scoliosis: health economics evaluation. Book chapter in Adult Lumbar Scoliosis A Clinical Guide to Diagnosis and Management
A Detailed Assessment of the OECD’s Better Life Index