Media Coverage

Paper: “Socioeconomic Decline and Death: Midlife Impacts of Graduating in a Recession”

Reuters, April 3, 2020: Special Report: How the COVID-19 lockdown will take its own toll on health
PBS Newshour, March 30 2020: How the coronavirus’ economic toll could also affect public health
The Economist, February 5, 2020: Starting work in a recession affects people for their whole lives
Washington Post, January 6, 2020: Don’t root for a recession to knock out Trump

Paper: “Exposure to School Shootings Raises Youth Antidepressant Use”

Washington Post, December 18, 2019: Antidepressant use by children jumps more than 20 percent after a school shooting, data shows
The Hill, December 17, 2019: Study finds high antidepressant use for shooting survivors
Los Angeles Times, December 17, 2019: After fatal school shootings, antidepressant use spikes among student survivors

Paper: “The Impact of Car Pollution on Infant and Child Health: Evidence from Emissions Cheating”

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ), August 5 2019: “Droht Volkswagen die nächste Sammelklage?” / “Is another class action lying ahead of Volkswagen?” (in German), including an official statement from Volkswagen.

“Volkswagen cheated on emissions standards — and made thousands of kids sick,”

Paper:  “Unlucky Cohorts: Estimating the Long-term Effects of Entering the Labor Market in a Recession in Large Cross-sectional Data Sets”

The Wall Street Journal, May 19 2019: “Playing Catch-Up in the Game of Life”
The Economist, Oct 19 2018: “Temporary economic downturns have long-lasting consequences”
Financial Times, Nov 1 2018: “The untold career value of a little bit of luck at the outset”
WSJ Real Time Economics, Oct 15, 2018: “The recession is well over, but its effects still linger.”

Paper: “Inequality in Mortality Decreased Among the Young While Increasing for Older Adults, 1990–2010,” and “Mortality Inequality: The Good News from a County-Level Approach”

The Economist, May 14 2016 (lead article US section): “Looking up”
The New York Times, June 17 2016: “Good News Hidden in the Data: Today’s Children Are Healthier”
The Washington Post, May 5 2016: “The tremendously good news about the young that we’ve been ignoring.”
The Atlantic, May 10 2016: “The Mystery of Why Black Americans Are Living Longer”
Chicago Tribune, May 20 2016: “Money doesn’t buy as long a life as it used to”, May 10 2016: “Life Expectancy is Increasing and Health Inequality is Down”, May 3 2016: “The inequality that matters is doing quite well”
Reuters, April 21 2016: “Gap in death rates between rich and poor young Americans narrows”

Paper: “Short and Long-Term Effects of Unemployment on Fertility”

The Economist, Oct 31, 2018: “America’s fertility rate continues its deep decline”
Wall Street Journal, May 10, 2016: “Baby Lull Promises Growing Pains for Economy.”
The Atlantic, Sep 30 2014: “The Recession’s Baby Bust.”
The Washington Post, Sep. 30, 2014: “How the recession affected womens’ decision to have kids.”
Wall Street Journal, Oct 2, 2014: “What If American Women Never Have The Children They Delayed Because of the Recession?
WSJ Real Time Economics, April 28, 2015: “Just How Much Did the Recession Make 20-Somethings Delay Children?”
Daily Mail, Sep. 30, 2014: “More money, more babies: Why the birth rate plummets when America goes into recession.”
Associated Press, Sep. 29, 2014: “Study: Recessions can postpone motherhood forever.”

Paper: “Unmet Aspirations as an Explanation for the Age U-Shape in Wellbeing”

Vox, Jan 23, 2020: The 30-something life crisis
Financial Times, Dec 8, 2016: “Over 22? Forget blaming others: success or failure is down to you”
Financial Times, July 3, 2015: “Working older”
Financial Times, Sep. 18, 2014: “Is the midlife crisis just an excuse?”
Financial Times, Sep. 13, 2013: “What makes life sag in the middle?”
The Atlantic, December 2014 (cover story): “The Real Roots of Midlife Crisis”
The Atlantic, April 2016: “Quit Your Job”
Chicago Tribune, May 31, 2018: “How I would’ve made my 40s a happier decade of my life”
Stern Magazine (in German), May 30, 2018: “War das schon alles?
Los Angeles Times, May 27, 2018: “How to avoid the ‘midlife slump'”

The New Yorker, Feb 4, 2018: “The Philosophy of the Midlife Crisis”
NPR Interview (live), July 29 2013: “What’s your number? Research shows happiness peaks at ages 23 and 69.”
Forbes, Dec 8, 2014: “Are you having a midlife crisis or a U-curve?”
TIME Magazine, July 22 2013: “Study: 23 and 69 Are the Happiest Ages.” Die Welt, May 20, 2015 (Interview): “Das Glück fängt nach der Midlife Crisis an.”
Sydney Morning Herald, March 20 2015: “The sex itch”
New York Daily News, July 24 2013: “Happiness peaks during 20s and 60s, slumps in mid-50s: study.”
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ), July 23 2013: “Das Glück ist ein U.”
La Vanguardia, July 26 2013: “Las edades en que somos más felices, según estudio.”
Toronto Star, July 22 2013: “Happiness shaped by expectations: study.”
Sunday Times, July 21 2013: “Research has identified the two ages at which our contentment is at its peak.”
Financial Times Chinese Sep. 23 2013: 中年人:你幸福吗?
Times of India, Aug 4 2013 : “Happiness peaks in 20s and 60s.”

Paper: “Pauvreté, Egalité, Mortalité: Mortality (In)Equality in France and the United States”

Radio France Internationale, August 18 2018: “Pour vaincre la pauvreté et les inégalités, une révolution?”

Paper: “Within-mother analysis of seasonal patterns in health at birth”

The Washington Post, July 22 2013: “For the healthiest baby, summer is the best time to conceive, study says.”
NPR Interview (live), July 11 2013: “Princeton study shows birthdays could affect infant health.”
TIME Magazine, July 9 2013: ” Not This Month, Honey: Why You Shouldn’t Conceive a Baby in May.”
The Sydney Morning Herald, July 9 2013: “Babies conceived in spring ‘more likely to be premature.”
Los Angeles Times, July 9 2013: “Month of conception can affect child’s health at birth.

Paper: “The 9/11 Dust Cloud and Pregnancy Outcomes:  A Reconsideration”

National Geographic, Dec. 27, 2016: “Hazardous 9/11 Dust Made Newborn Babies Smaller.”
TIME Magazine, Aug. 13, 2014: “Study: 9/11 Dust Cloud Likely Caused Widespread Pregnancy Complications.”
New York Magazine, Aug. 14, 2014: “Dust From 9/11 May Have Led to a Lot of Complicated Pregnancies and Premature Births.”
FiveThirtyEight, Aug. 14, 2014: “In The Papers: The 9/11 Dust Cloud”

Paper: “The Youngest Get The Pill: ADHD Diagnosis and the Production of Education in Germany,” (German Working Paper version August 11 2015).

Frankfurter Rundschau, September 4 2015: Einfach nur  zappelig oder krank?
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ), August 11 2015: “Immer auf die Jüngsten?”
Süddeutsche Zeitung, August 11 2015: “Wenn frühe Einschulung zur Fehldiagnose führt”
SPIEGEL Online, August 11 2015: “Einschulungsalter: September-Kinder erhalten häufiger ADHS-Diagnose.”

Paper: “Why So Many of Us Experience a Midlife Crisis”, Harvard Business Review

The Globe and Mail (Canada), May 14, 2015: “The upside of your mid-career crisis.”
The Irish Times, May 1, 2015: “Wake-up Call: Why we experience mid-life crises.”

Paper: Do People Seek to Maximize Their Subjective Well‐Being – And Fail?

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ), May 11 2016: Glück allein macht auch nicht glücklich