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The Effect of Body Weight on Adolescent Academic Performance
- Joseph J. Sabia
- 1 April 2007
A recent study by Cawley found consistent evidence of a negative relationship between body weight and wages for white women, even after controlling for fixed individual-level unobserved heterogeneity…
WHEN DO SHELTER‐IN‐PLACE ORDERS FIGHT COVID‐19 BEST? POLICY HETEROGENEITY ACROSS STATES AND ADOPTION TIME
This study explores the impact of Shelter‐in‐Place Orders (SIPOs) on health, with attention to heterogeneity in their impacts. First, using daily state‐level social distancing data, we document that…
Sports participation and academic performance: Evidence from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health
Are the Effects of Minimum Wage Increases Always Small? New Evidence from a Case Study of New York State
The authors estimate the effect of the 2004–6 New York State (NYS) minimum wage increase from $5.15 to $6.75 per hour on the employment rates of 16- to 29-year-olds who do not have a high school…
With a Little Help from My Friends: The Effects of Naloxone Access and Good Samaritan Laws on Opioid-Related Deaths
It is found that the adoption of a NAL is associated with a 9 to 11 percent reduction in opioid-related deaths, and neither NALs nor GSLs increase the recreational use of prescription painkillers.
Body weight and wages: evidence from Add Health.
Did California's Shelter-in-Place Order Work? Early Coronavirus-Related Public Health Effects
- Andrew Friedson, Drew McNichols, Joseph J. Sabia, Dhaval M. Dave
- MedicineSSRN Electronic Journal
- 1 April 2020
Using daily state-level coronavirus data and a synthetic control research design, it is found that California’s statewide SIPO reduced COVID-19 cases by 125.5 to 219.7 per 100,000 population by April 20, one month following the order.
Minimum Wages and Poverty: Will a $9.50 Federal Minimum Wage Really Help the Working Poor?
Using data drawn from the March Current Population Survey, we find that state and federal minimum wage increases between 2003 and 2007 had no effect on state poverty rates. When we then simulate the…
The Effect of Medical Marijuana Laws on Labor Market Outcomes
This study is the first to estimate the impact of state medical marijuana laws (MMLs) on labor market outcomes. First, using data from the National Survey of Drug Use and Health, we document that…
The Effect of Medical Marijuana Laws on Body Weight
It is found that the enforcement of medical marijuana laws is associated with a 2% to 6% decline in the probability of obesity, and estimates suggest that MMLs induce a $58 to $115 per-person annual reduction in obesity-related medical costs.