Media Coverage

 

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,” with Janet Currie

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”
marginalrevolution.com, May 10 2016: “Life Expectancy is Increasing and Health Inequality is Down”
marginalrevolution.com, 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: “The 9/11 Dust Cloud and Pregnancy Outcomes:  A Reconsideration,” with Janet Currie

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,” with Amelie Wuppermann (German Working Paper version August 11 2015).

Frankfurter Rundschau, September 4 2015: Einfach nur  zappelig oder krank?
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 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: “Within-mother analysis of seasonal patterns in health at birth,” with Janet Currie

Health.com, Oct 12 2014: “3 Weird Ways Birth Month Can Affect a Baby’s Health”
The Washington Post, July 22 2013: “For the healthiest baby, summer is the best time to conceive, study says.”
NPR Interview, 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: “Short and Long-Term Effects of Unemployment on Fertility,” with Janet Currie

Wall Street Journal, May 10, 2016: “Baby Lull Promises Growing Pains for Economy.”
WSJ Real Time Economics, April 28, 2015: “Just How Much Did the Recession Make 20-Somethings Delay Children?”
Wall Street Journal, Oct 2, 2014: “What If American Women Never Have The Children They Delayed Because of the Recession?”
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.”
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”

The Atlantic, April 2016: “Quit Your Job”
The Atlantic, December 2014 (cover story): “The Real Roots of Midlife 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?”
Die Welt, May 20, 2015 (Interview): “Das Glück fängt nach der Midlife Crisis an.”
Sydney Morning Herald, March 20 2015: “The sex itch”
Forbes, Dec 8, 2014: “Are you having a midlife crisis or a U-curve?”
NPR Interview, July 29 2013: “What’s your number? Research shows happiness peaks at ages 23 and 69.”
TIME Magazine, July 22 2013: “Study: 23 and 69 Are the Happiest Ages.”
New York Daily News, July 24 2013: “Happiness peaks during 20s and 60s, slumps in mid-50s: study.”
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 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: “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? with Marc Fleurbaey.

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

 

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