Published Papers and Supporting Files

Marriage, gender and obesity in later life.  Economics & Human Biology 10: 431-453.

Introduction (Special Issue on Obesity and the FamilyAcross the Life Course).  (With Robert Crosnoe and Kellie Daniels). Economics & Human Biology( 10: 329-332.

Chasing Success: Health Sector Aid and MortalityWorld Development 39:2031-2043. 2011

More Dollars than Sense: Refining our Knowledge of Development Finance Using AidData. (with Michael J. Tierney, Daniel Nielson, Darren Hawkins, Michael Findley, J. Timmons Robers, Ryan M. Powers, Bradley Parks & Robert Hicks).  World Development 39:1891-1906. 2011

Marital Status and Colon Cancer outcomes in US SEER Registries: Does Marriage Affect Cancer Survival by Gender and Stage? (with Li Wang, David B. Stewart & Christopher S. Hollenbeak).  Cancer Epidemiology35-417-422. 2011.

Prejudice and Policy: Racial Discrimination in the Union Army Disability Pension System, 1865-1906. American Journal of Public Halth 100: S56-S65. 2010.

Race and Health in the Past: Infection and Arteriosclerosis (with Dora Costa and Lorens Helmchen).  Proceedings of the National Academy of Science 104:13219-13324. 2007.

Disease Prevalence and Survey Design Effects: A Response to Weir and Smith (with Benjamin Howell). Social Science and Medicine 65:1078-1081. 2007

A Lot More to do: The Sensitivity of Time-Series Cross-Section Results to Alternative Specifications (with Daniel Butler). Political Analysis 15:101-123. 2007.

Dyin’ in Zion: Longevity and Mortality in Utah (with Ken R. Smith).  In C. Zick and K. Smith (eds), Utah in the New Millenium: A Demographic Perspective.  University of Utah Press.  2006.

Family-Centered Health Policy Analysis. In D. Russell Crane and Elaine S. Marshall (eds.) Handbook of Families and Health.  Sage Publications.  2006. 

Do Panel Surveys Make People Sick?  Arthritis Prevalence in the Health and Retirement Study (with Benjamin Howell).  Social Science and Medicine 60:2623-2627.  2005.

Feature Review,” Democracy Defended, by Gerry Mackie in Perspectives on Political Science, August, 2004.

The Prevalence of Chronic Respiratory Disease in the Industrial Era: The United States, 1895-1910,  in Dora Costa (ed.) Health and Labor Force Participation over the Life Cycle: Evidence from the Past,  Chicago: NBER and University of Chicago Press.  2003.

The Height of Union Army Recruits: Community and Family Influences (with Clayne L. Pope), in Dora Costa (ed.) Health and Labor Force Participation over the Life Cycle: Evidence from the Past, Chicago:NBER and University of Chicago Press.  2003.

Good Marriages Gone Bad: Health Mismatches as a Cause of Marital Dissolution in Late Mid-Life (with Shawn Waddoups). Population Research and Policy Review 21: 505-533.  December, 2002.

Warfare and Welfare: Military Service, Combat and Marital Dissolution (With William Ruger and Shawn Waddoups), Armed Forces and Society 29:85-107. Fall, 2002.

The Health Capital of Families: An Investigation of the Inter-Spousal Correlation in Health Status. Social Science and Medicine 55:1157-1172.  October, 2002.

Work and the Accommodation of Chronic Illness: A Re-Examination of the Health-Labor Supply Relationship. Applied Economics 33:1139-56. July, 2001.

Body Stature as a Measure of Health and Mortality, in Neil J. Smelser and Pail B. Baltes (eds.), International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences,Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2001, pp. 6491-5.

Socioeconomic Status and the Prevalence of Health Problems among Married Couples in Late Mid-Life American Journal of Public Health 91:131-5January, 2001.

Secular Trends in the Determinants of Disability Benefits(with Louis L. Nguyen). American Economic Review 88:227-31.  May (Papers and Proceedings), 1998.

The Economic Consequences of Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury (with M. Berkowitz, C. Harvey, C. Greene, T. Stripling). New York: Demos Publications, 1992.

New Estimates of the Direct Costs of Traumatic Spinal Cord Injuries, Results of a Nationwide Survey (with M. Berkowitz, C. Harvey, C. Green). Paraplegia 30, 834-850. 1992.


"Active" Working Papers

Work and the Disability Transition in Twentieth Century America (with Joseph Burton and Benjamin Howell).  NBER Working Paper No. 11036,  January, 2005.

Black-White Differneces in the Relationship between Disabiliyt and Marital Status

Spousal Employment Responses to the Onset of Disability

Warriers Don't Bowl Alone: Military Experience and Civic Participation among American Men.  (With William Ruger)

The Long-Term Persistence of Social Capital: Residential clustering among Union Army Veterans. (with Carlos Villareal and Joseph Burton)

The Global Decline in Education Inequality  (with Clayne Pope)

"Dormant" Working Papers

Cuegiving and Voter Behavior on Ballot Propositions (with Quin Monson, Leah Murray and Kelly Patterson). 

Evidence on time series cross-section estimators and specifications from Monte Carlo experiments (with Christopher Adolph and Daniel Butler).  Paper presented at the MPSA and ASPA meetings, 2005.

Two Centuries of Marriage and Mortality in the United States: Evidence from Family Histories (with Clayne Pope) sdf

Marriage, Health and Later-Life Mortality: Findings from a Sample of Union Army Veterans.  Paper prepared for the Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America, Minneapolis, MN, 1–3 May, 2005.

The Puzzling Impact of Schooling on Health in Later Life: A Comparative Analysis of Common Chronic Illnesses.