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Robert F. Schoeni

Affiliated Programs:

TRENDS - Evaluating Old-Age Disability and Health Trends (NIA)

Funded Research:

PSID, CDS, and TA: Data Enhancements and User Training, Support, and Outreach (NICHD)

Health and socioeconomic status of early retirees: patterns, differentials, and trends (Sloan)

Michigan Center on the Demography of Aging (NIA)

University of Michigan Retirement Research Center 2013-2018 (SSA)

The Effect of SNAP Benefits on Household Spending: Evidence from the 2009 Stimulus Legislation (Department of Agriculture)

Psychological Human Capital and Mortality across the Life Course: Evidence from the Panel Study of Income Dynamics (MiCDA)

Psychological Human Capital and Health across the Life Course: Evidence from the Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSC Initiatives)

Historical Trends in Parental Financial Support of Young Adults (PSC Initiatives)

Continuity and Change in American Economic and Social Life: The PSID 2012 - 2016 (NSF)

Economic Status, Health, & Wellbeing over the Life Course and Across Generations (NIA)

Preserving and Utilizing Historical Data in the PSID (NSF)

Wealth after the Great Recession: Who Lost and Who Recovered? (Russell Sage Foundation)

Training in the Demography and Economics of Aging (NIA)

Social Science Training in Population Studies (NICHD)

Health, Wealth, and Wellbeing over the Life Course and Across Generations (NIA)

Family Exchanges Study II (NIA)

Family Dynamics, Fertility, and Investments in Children Across Generations (NICHD)

Creating a Lifecourse Panel From Birth to Early Adulthood (NICHD)

Transitions From Preschool Through High School: Family, Schools and Neighborhoods (NICHD)

Health, Wealth, and Pensions Over the Life Course in a Long Panel (NIA)

Children in Transition to Adulthood: Family and Siblings Connections (NICHD)

Continuity and Change in American Economic and Social Life: The Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID) 2007 2011 (NSF)

Research Professor, Population Studies Center.

Professor, G. Ford School of Public Policy.

Professor, Economics.

Research Professor, Survey Research Center.

Ph.D., University of Michigan

Dr. Schoeni studies labor economics, the family, aging, and welfare policy. Recent studies include the investigation of changes in old-age health status and disability, the effects of welfare reform on various outcomes, the economic consequences of workplace injuries, and poverty among older women. He also serves as Co-Director of the Panel Study of Income Dynamics.

Recent Publications


Schoeni, Robert F., James S. House, George A. Kaplan, and Harold Pollack. 2008. Making Americans Healthier: Social and Economic Policy as Health Policy. New York: Russell Sage Foundation. Abstract.

Blank, Rebecca M., Sheldon H. Danziger, and Robert F. Schoeni. 2006. Working and Poor: How Economic and Policy Changes Are Affecting Low-Wage Workers. New York: Russell Sage Foundation. Abstract.

Journal Articles

Karraker, Amelia, Robert F. Schoeni, and Jennifer C. Cornman. 2015. "Psychological and cognitive determinants of mortality: Evidence from a nationally representative sample followed over thirty-five years." Social Science & Medicine, 144: 69-78. PMCID: PMC4610352. DOI. Abstract.

Zajacova, Anna, Jennifer B. Dowd, Robert F. Schoeni, and Robert B. Wallace. Online Access 2015. "Employment and income losses among cancer survivors: Estimates from a national longitudinal survey of American families." Cancer, . DOI. Abstract.

Moffitt, Robert, Robert F. Schoeni, Charles C. Brown, Lindsay Chase-Lansdale, Mick P. Couper, Ana Diez Roux, Erik Hurst, and Judith A. Seltzer. 2015. "Assessing the need for a new nationally representative household panel survey in the United States." Journal of Economic and Social Measurement, 40(1-4): 1-26. DOI. Abstract.

Schoeni, Robert F., Suzanne M. Bianchi, Joseph Hotz, Judith A. Selzer, and Emily E. Wiemers. 2015. "Intergenerational transfers and extended family roster: a new substudy of the Panel Study of Income Dynamics." Longitudinal and Life Course Studies, 6(3): 319-330. PMCID: PMC4552399. DOI. Abstract.

McGonagle, Katherine, Charles C. Brown, and Robert F. Schoeni. 2015. "The Effects of Respondents' Consent to Be Recorded on Interview Length and Data Quality in a National Panel Study." Field Methods, 27(5): 373-390. PMCID: PMC4634640. DOI. Abstract.

Schoeni, Robert F., and Emily Wiemers. 2015. "The implications of selective attrition for estimates of intergenerational elasticity of family income." Journal of Economic Inequality, 13(3): 351-372. PMCID: PMC4523378. Abstract.

Choi, HwaJung, Robert F. Schoeni, Kenneth M. Langa, and Michele Heisler. 2015. "Spouse and Child Availability for Newly Disabled Older Adults: Socioeconomic Differences and Potential Role of Residential Proximity." Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 70(3): 462-469. DOI. Abstract.

Martin, Linda G., Qiushi Feng, Robert F. Schoeni, and Yi Zeng. 2014. "Trends in Functional and Activity Limitations among Chinese Oldest-Old, 1998 to 2008." Population and Development Review, 40(3): 475-495. DOI. Abstract.

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