Intergenerational Transmission of Health Disparities

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Proposal Description:

Intergenerational transmission of costly health behaviors may explain the persistence of longstanding health disparities. If true, policy effect estimates that focus on concurrent behavior changes may underestimate the return on effective interventions. Longitudinal data analyses will test this hypothesis in the context of both socioeconomic and racial disparities. Research assistance is sought to review relevant literature, compile key policy data in Excel, clean and merge parent and child data in Stata, and generate preliminary tables and figures under Dr. Friedman’s guidance, along with other tasks that might come up related to this project.

Requisite Skills and Qualifications:

Coursework in econometrics, a basic knowledge of Stata, attention to detail, and ability to work independently.
Web-scraping skills may be beneficial but are not necessary.