Prenatal care appears to serve as a trigger in increasing the chances for access to subsequent health care services. Although several previous studies have investigated this connection, none have focused specifically on how parents' behavior differs before and after learning the gender of their babies. Investigating parents' behavioral changes after the… (More)
Historically, economic development in most countries has been accompanied by declines in total fertility rates, increases in life expectancy, and an aging of the population. Together these changes affect national economic growth, savings rates, and worker productivity. These demographic trends place increased financial pressure on national retirement… (More)
A. INTRODUCTION The ICPD Programme of Action addresses a wide range of issues that bear on poverty reduction. This brief note focuses on the effects of fertility decline associated with improved access to reproductive health services and their quality. The note summarizes new research on the demographic dividend, shows the implications of this work for… (More)
The shape of the demographic life cycle is of fundamental interest, which demographers recognize through extensive efforts to estimate, describe, and interpret the age-shapes of fertility, mortality, marriage, divorce, and migration. These age-shapes are influenced by biology, culture, economic constraints, and individual choice. Similarly, the shape of the… (More)
Using data from the Current Population Surveys, we examine the impact of Hawaii's mandatory employer-sponsored insurance on health insurance coverage and employment structure in Hawaii. We find empirical evidence of three phenomena. First, private employer-sponsored insurance coverage for full-time workers (more than 20 hours per week) is more prevalent in… (More)
We would like to thank the participants in numerous seminars and workshops for their helpful comments on earlier drafts. Abstract This study investigates the impact of the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) expansion in Hawaii on health insurance coverage among low-income children ages 0 to 18 using the Current Population Survey. We employ a… (More)
assistance with many of the calculations. This paper draws on Mason, Lee and Lee (2008), prepared for the Asian Development Bank.