This project will design retrospective histories that capture the most relevant circumstances in which PSID respondents lived during their childhood years. These circumstances will include aspects of their economic i life including periods of deprivation, their family life and any reasons for family dysfunction, history of arrests and convictions, their friendship networks, and school experiences. Traditionally, PSID has relied on one respondent to report on both spouses. In this project I will analyze the congruency of proxy and self-reports by comparing spousal and self-reports of the same histories. Building on my past research, I will use this enhanced PSID data to examine impacts of early life conditions including childhood mental and physical health on salient later life adult outcomes spanning adult mental and physical health and socioeconomic status (SES) including levels and trajectories of education, family income, household wealth, individual earnings, labor supply, and the propensity to stay and remain married. The project will also investigate possible determinants of childhood mental disorders including issues in the family, the schools, and social networks.
Childhood psychological problem carry with them large non-economic and economic costs throughout adulthood. This research will document those consequences and attempt to unravel the primary determinates of mental health issues among children using family designed data with information on children, their siblings, and their parents.
|Hardie, Jessica Halliday; Seltzer, Judith A (2016) Parent-Child Relationships at the Transition to Adulthood: A Comparison of Black, Hispanic, and White Immigrant and Native-Born Youth. Soc Forces 95:321-354|
|Carr, Deborah; Cornman, Jennifer C; Freedman, Vicki A (2016) Marital Quality and Negative Experienced Well-Being: An Assessment of Actor and Partner Effects Among Older Married Persons. J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 71:177-87|
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|Seltzer, Judith A (2015) Intergenerational family support processes from young adulthood through later life: Do we need a new national survey? J Econ Soc Meas 40:257-273|
|Golden, Shelley D; Perreira, Krista M (2015) Losing jobs and lighting up: Employment experiences and smoking in the Great Recession. Soc Sci Med 138:110-8|
|Schoeni, Robert F; Bianchi, Suzanne M; Hotz, V Joseph et al. (2015) Intergenerational transfers and rosters of the extended family: a new substudy of the Panel Study of Income Dynamics. Longit Life Course Stud 6:319-330|
|Wiemers, Emily E; Bianchi, Suzanne M (2015) Competing Demands from Aging Parents and Adult Children in Two Cohorts of American Women. Popul Dev Rev 41:127-146|
|Schoeni, Robert F; Wiemers, Emily E (2015) The implications of selective attrition for estimates of intergenerational elasticity of family income. J Econ Inequal 13:351-372|
|Pais, Jeremy; Crowder, Kyle; Downey, Liam (2014) Unequal Trajectories: Racial and Class Differences in Residential Exposure to Industrial Hazard. Soc Forces 92:1189-1215|
|Freedman, Vicki A; Cornman, Jennifer C; Carr, Deborah (2014) Is spousal caregiving associated with enhanced well-being? New evidence from the panel study of income dynamics. J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 69:861-9|
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