Anna Chorniy, Janet Currie, Lyudmyla Sonchak, 24 November 2017

Diagnoses of asthma and ADHD among children in the US have increased over recent years. This column argues that one contributor to this increase has been a change in Medicaid from a fee-for-service model to a managed care model. This change created incentives that reward higher diagnosis and prescription rates, while not necessarily improving health outcomes.

Hilary Hoynes, 26 May 2017

Famines during childhood have significant effects on adults’ lives. In this video, Hilary Hoynes discusses the impact of the Food Stamps programme on metabolic health in adulthood. This video was recorded at the Royal Economic Society Annual Conference held in Bristol in April 2017.

Janet Currie, 01 August 2008

Family background plays a crucial role in children’s outcomes in later life – but what is the specific impact of health in childhood (including in utero) on educational attainment, earnings and the likelihood of being in poverty in adulthood? Janet Currie of Columbia University talks to Romesh Vaitilingam about the latest research evidence. The interview was recorded at the American Economic Association meetings in New Orleans in January 2008.

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