Rosemary T. Hyson
Marxe School of Public and International Affairs
City University of New York
1 Bernard Baruch Way
New York, NY 10010
Institutional Affiliations: Baruch College and CUNY Institute for Demographic Research
NBER Working Papers and Publications
|June 2019||Accounting for the Impact of Medicaid on Child Poverty|
with Sanders Korenman, Dahlia K. Remler: w25973
US Census Bureau poverty measures do not include an explicit need for health care or insurance nor do they consider health insurance benefits to be resources. Consequently, they cannot measure the direct impact of health insurance benefits on poverty. This paper reviews conceptual and practical considerations in incorporating health benefits and needs into poverty measures. We analyze the advantages and disadvantages of various approaches including variants of the Official Poverty Measure (OPM); the Supplemental Poverty Measure (SPM); using a threshold with medical out-of-pocket (MOOP) expenditures; a Medical Care Expenditure Risk (MCER) Index; willingness to pay (WTP) for Medicaid; and the Health-Inclusive Poverty Measure (HIPM; Korenman and Remler 2016). We present estimates of Medicaid’...
|March 1999||Is the Impact of Health Shocks Cushioned by Socioeconomic Status? The Case of Low Birthweight|
with Janet Currie: w6999
This paper examines the long-term effects of low birthweight (LBW) on educational attainments, labor market outcomes, and health status using data from the National Child Development Study. The study has followed the cohort of children born in Great Britain during one week in 1958 through age 33. We pay particular attentionto possible interactions between LBS and socio-economic status (SES), asking to what extent the deleterious effects of LBW are mitigated by higher SES. We find that LBW has significant long-term effects on self-reported health status, educational attainments, and labor market outcomes. However, there is little evidence of variation in the effects of LBW by SES. An important exception is that high SES women of LBW are less likely to report that they are in poor or fa...
Published: American Economic Review, Vol. 89, no. 2 (May 1999): 245-250. citation courtesy of