H. Schwandt

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Do populations grow as countries become richer? In this study we estimate the effects on population growth of shocks to national income that are plausibly exogenous and unlikely to be driven by technological change. For a panel of over 139 countries spanning the period 1960–2007, we interact changes in international oil prices with countries' average(More)
Scholars have been examining the relationship between fertility and unemployment for more than a century. Most studies find that fertility falls with unemployment in the short run, but it is not known whether these negative effects persist, because women simply may postpone childbearing to better economic times. Using more than 140 million US birth records(More)
for their roles in constructing the data warehouse. Ishita Rajani provided excellent research assistance. The authors thank the Center for Health and Wellbeing at Princeton University for financial support. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research. NBER working(More)
Recent studies have found that the unemployment rate graduates face when entering the labor market has a strongly negative and persistent effect on subsequent income. In this paper I investigate whether this arguably exogenous variation in income and socioeconomic status is related to health insurance coverage and subsequent mortality. Using data from the(More)
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