MPP Seminar | Public Programs for Children Impact Parents: Evidence from Medicaid Expansions by Daniel S. Grossman – School of Economics MPP Seminar | Public Programs for Children Impact Parents: Evidence from Medicaid Expansions by Daniel S. Grossman – School of Economics

MPP Seminar | Public Programs for Children Impact Parents: Evidence from Medicaid Expansions by Daniel S. Grossman

School of Economics

 

 

Invites you to a

Microeconometrics & Public Policy seminar presented by

Daniel S. Grossman

(West Virginia University)

Public Programs for Children Impact Parents:

Evidence from Medicaid Expansions

Friday 15 March 2024

12.00pm – 1.00pm

 

Zoom Room 441
A02 Social Sciences Building

Camperdown Campus
The University of Sydney NSW 2006

A rich literature documents the benefits of social safety net programs for children. This paper focuses on an unexplored margin: how children’s programs impact parents’ well-being. Using simulated eligibility for Medicaid eligibility expansions in the 1980s and 1990s, we isolate variation in children’s Medicaid eligibility due to changes in government policies. We find that increases in children’s Medicaid eligibility increase the likelihood a mother is married and decreases her labor market participation. Our findings suggest improved maternal well-being and provide an important mechanism for interpreting the literature’s findings on the long-term, short-term, and intergenerational effects of safety net programs.

For further information contact: Microeconometrics & Public Policy Seminar Coordinator
Dr Gregor Pfeifer & Dr Rebecca McKibbin

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Date

Mar 15 2024
Expired!

Time

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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