Members of the NBER's Cohort Studies Working Group met April 26–27 in Cambridge. Research Associate Dora Costa of the University of California, Los Angeles organized the meeting, which was sponsored by the National Institute on Aging. These researchers' papers were presented and discussed:
Nicola Barban and Marco Francesconi, University of Essex, and Elisabetta De Cao, London School of Economics, "Basic Instincts? The Role of Gene-Environment Interactions in Female Fertility Behavior"
Prashant Bharadwaj, University of California, San Diego and NBER, and Arushi Kaushik and Gordon McCord, University of California, San Diego, "Intergenerational Effects of the Bhopal Gas Disaster"
Dora Costa, "Update on Ex-POW Trauma and Intergenerational Transmission"
Janice Compton, University of Manitoba, and Robert A. Pollak, Washington University in St. Louis and NBER, "The Life Expectancy of Older Couples and Surviving Spouses"
Ashley M. Ima, Chapman University, and Tim A. Bruckner, Trang T. Nguyen, and Andrew Noymer, University of California, Irvine, "Race and Life Expectancy in the United States in the Great Depression"
Gabriella Conti, University College London; Govert E. Bijwaard, Peter Ekamper, and Frans van Poppel, NIDI; and Lambert Lumey, Columbia University, "Impact of Famine Exposure In Utero on Labor Market Behavior and Health Later in Life"
Kasey Buckles, University of Notre Dame and NBER; Joseph Price, Brigham Young University and NBER; and Isaac Riley and Jacob R. Van Leeuwen, Brigham Young University, "Combining Family History and Machine Learning to Link Historical Records"
Gabriella Conti and Stavros Poupakis, University College London; Peter Ekamper, Govert E. Bijwaard, and Frans van Poppel, NIDI; and Lambert Lumey, Columbia University, "Health Effects of In Utero Exposure to the Dutch Hunger Winter"
Yiqun Chen, Stanford University, and Petra Persson and Maria Polyakova, Stanford University and NBER, "The Roots of Health Inequality and the Value of Intra-Family Expertise" (NBER Working Paper No. 25618)
Jamie M. Carroll, Chandra Muller, and Alicia Duncombe, University of Texas, Austin; Eric Grodsky, University of Wisconsin; Anna S. Mueller, University of Chicago; and John Robert Warren, University of Minnesota, "Preparing for an Uncertain Economy: How Occupational Expectations, Educational Attainment, and Labor Market Fluctuations Predict Death by Suicide and Substance Abuse by Midlife"
Jesse Rothstein, University of California, Berkeley and NBER, "The Lost Generation? Scarring after the Great Recession"
Lambert Lumey, Columbia University; Gabriella Conti, University College London; and Peter Ekamper, Govert Bijwaard, and Frans van Poppel, NIDI, "Overweight and Obesity in Young Men after Famine Exposure In Utero and Early Infancy: A Re-Examination"
Bastiaan T. Heijmans and Elmar W. Tobi, Leiden University Medical Center, and Lambert Lumey, Columbia University, "Exploring Epigenetic Mechanisms for the Long-term Health Impact of the Dutch Famine of 1944–45"
Summaries of these papers are at www.nber.org/conferences/2019/CSs19/summary.html