The NBER's Working Group on Cohort Studies met in Cambridge on April 17–18. Working Group Director Dora Costa of the University of California, Los Angeles, and Research Associate Robert Pollak of Washington University in St. Louis organized the meeting. These papers were discussed:
Alissa Goodman, Heather Joshi, Bilal Nasim, and Claire Tyler, University College London, "Social and Emotional Skills in Childhood and Their Long-Term Effects on Adult Life"
Gabriella Conti, University College London, "Explaining the Relationship between Early Life Factors and Later Outcomes: Behavioral and Biological Pathways"
Eric Schneider, University of Sussex, "Fetal Health Stagnation: Have Health Conditions in Utero Improved in the U.S. and Western and Northern Europe over the Past 150 Years?"
Aryeh Stein, Emory University, "Child Growth and Human Capital: Data from COHORTS"
Daniel W. Belsky, Avshalom Caspi, Renate Houts, Harvey J. Cohen, David Corcoran, HonaLee Harrington, Jon Schaefer, Karen Sugden, Benjamin Williams, Anatoli I. Yashin, and Terrie Moffitt, Duke University; Andrea Danese, King's College London; Salomon Israel, Hebrew University of Jerusalem; M. E. Levine, University of California, Los Angeles; and Richie Poulton, University of Otago, "Quantification of Biological Aging in Young Adults"
Dave Donaldson, Stanford University and NBER, and Daniel Keniston, Yale University and NBER, "How Positive Was the Positive Check? Investment and Fertility in the Aftermath of the 1918 Influenza in India"
Chulhee Lee and Esther Lee, Seoul National University, "Son Preference, Sex-Selective Abortion, and Parental Investment in Girls in Korea: Evidence from the Year of the White Horse"
Joanna Lahey, Texas A&M University and NBER, and Douglas Oxley, University of Wyoming, "Discrimination at the Intersection of Age, Race, and Gender: Evidence from a Lab-in-the-Field Experiment"
Avron Spiro, Boston University, "Long-Term Psychological Outcomes of Military Experience"
Hans Henrik Sievertsen and Miriam Wüst, Danish National Centre for Social Research, "Discharge on the Day of Birth, Parental Response, and Health and Schooling Outcomes"
Adam Isen, Department of the Treasury; Maya Rossin-Slater, University of California, Santa Barbara; and Reed Walker, University of California, Berkeley, and NBER, "Heat and Long-Run Human Capital Formation"
Achyuta Adhvaryu, University of Michigan; Steven A. Bednar, Elon University; Teresa Molina and Anant Nyshadham, University of Southern California; and Quynh T. Nguyen, The World Bank, "Salt Iodization and the Enfranchisement of the American Worker"
Govert Bijwaard, Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute, and L.H. Lumey, Columbia University, "Effects of Prenatal Famine on Conscript Heights at Age 18"
Jesse Anttila-Hughes, University of San Francisco, and Thomas Dreesen, Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab, "Heterogeneous Long-Term Human Capital Impacts of Climate Variability in Rural and Urban Bangladesh"
Sarah Miller, University of Michigan, and Laura R. Wherry, University of California, Los Angeles, "The Long-Term Health Effects of Early Life Medicaid Coverage"
Amanda E. Kowalski, Yale University and NBER, "What Do Longitudinal Data on Millions of Hospital Visits Tell us about the Value of Public Health Insurance as a Safety Net for the Young and Privately Insured?" (NBER Working Paper No. 20887)