Panel: Celebrating 50 years of the Panel Study of Income Dynamics
(Methods and Tools of Analysis)

Thursday, November 8, 2018: 1:45 PM-3:15 PM
8219 - Lobby Level (Marriott Wardman Park)

*Names in bold indicate Presenter

Panel Chairs:  David Johnson, University of Michigan
Discussants:  Marianne Page, University of California, Davis

Human Capital Policy Is Health Policy, Revisited: Insights from the Psid
Rucker Johnson, University of California, Berkeley

Intergenerational Health Mobility in the US
Timothy Halliday, University of Hawaii, Manoa, Bhash Mazumder, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and Ashley Wong, Northwestern University

Food Insecurity in the Psid: A Comparison with the Levels, Trends, Determinants, and Correlates in the CPS 1999-2017
Laura Tiehen1, Cody Vaughn2 and James P. Ziliak2, (1)U.S. Department of Agriculture, (2)University of Kentucky

The Effect of State Medicaid Expansion on SNAP Participation, SNAP Benefits Received, and Food Security
Noura E. Insolera, Julia Wolfson and Alicia Cohen, University of Michigan

The Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID) is the world’s longest running household panel survey.  Beginning in 1968, it has collected data on the same families and their descendants, making it the cornerstone of data infrastructure for empirically based social science research.  In 2018, the PSID celebrates 50 years of data collection.

Because of its long history and unique design of following adult children as they form their own households, PSID is uniquely positioned to address the next generation of emerging social and behavioral research questions and related policy issues.  In a sense, the PSID can be viewed as America’s family tree and its interaction with society.  The breadth of topics that the PSID can be used to address is vast and includes: income, consumption and wealth, family formation and dissolution, health and well-being, the interplay between economic, social, and health outcomes over the life course and across generations, the effects of early life events on later life economic, health, and the changing dynamics of economic status and poverty dynamics. This session will focus on the breadth of data available in the PSID to evaluate the health and economic well-being of families, from health mobility to health insurance, and food security to life-time health of children

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