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Pfeffer says housing bubble masked decade-long growth in household net worth inequality

House, Burgard, Schoeni et al find that unemployment and recession have contrasting effects on mortality risk

Smock says cohabitation does not reduce odds of marriage

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Jeff Morenoff makes Reuters' Highly Cited Researchers list for 2014

Susan Murphy named Distinguished University Professor

Sarah Burgard and former PSC trainee Jennifer Ailshire win ASA award for paper

James Jackson to be appointed to NSF's National Science Board

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Robert F. Schoeni's Select Publications

Books

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.

Schoeni, Robert F. 2002. Countrywide evaluation of the long-term family self-sufficiency plan. Santa Monica, CA: Rand.

Journal Articles

Martin, Linda G., and Robert F. Schoeni. 2014. "Trends in disability and related chronic conditions among the forty-and-over population: 1997-2010." Disability and Health Journal, 7(1): S4-S14. DOI. Abstract.

Andreski, Patricia, Geng Li, Mehmet Samancioglu, and Robert F. Schoeni. 2014. "Estimates of Annual Consumption Expenditures and Its Major Components in the PSID in Comparison to the CE." American Economic Review, 104(5): 132-135. NIHMSID: NIHMS610727. DOI. Abstract.

Kofi, Charles Kerwin, Sheldon H. Danziger, Geng Li, and Robert F. Schoeni. 2014. "The Intergenerational Correlation of Consumption Expenditures." American Economic Review, 104(5): 136-140. NIHMSID: NIHMS610724. DOI. Abstract.

Tapia Granados, Jose A., James S. House, Edward L. Ionides, Sarah Burgard, and Robert F. Schoeni. 2014. "Individual Joblessness, Contextual Unemployment, and Mortality Risk." American Journal of Epidemiology, 180(3): 280-287. DOI. Abstract.

Freedman, Vicki, Brenda Spillman, Patti Andreski, Jennifer C. Cornman, Eileen Crimmins, Ellen Kramarow, James Lubitz, Linda Martin, Sharon Merkin, Robert F. Schoeni, Teresa Seeman, and Timothy Waidmann. 2013. "Trends in Late-Life Activity Limitations in the United States: An Update from Five National Surveys." Demography, 50(2): 661-671. PMCID: PMC3586750. DOI. Abstract. Public Access.

Schoeni, Robert F., Frank P. Stafford, Katherine McGonagle, and Patricia Andreski. 2013. "Response Rates in National Panel Surveys." Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 645(1): 60-87. PMCID: PMC3555140. DOI. Abstract.

McGonagle, Katherine, Robert F. Schoeni, and Mick P. Couper. 2013. "The effects of a between-wave incentive experiment on contact update and production outcomes in a panel study." Journal of Official Statistics, 29(2): 261-276. PMCID: PMC3253355. Abstract. Public Access.

Pfeffer, Fabian T., Sheldon H. Danziger, and Robert F. Schoeni. 2013. "Wealth Disparities Before and After the Great Recession." Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 650(1): 98-123. DOI. Abstract.

Johnson, Rucker C., Robert F. Schoeni, and Jeannette A. Rogowski. 2012. "Health disparities in mid-to-late life: The role of earlier life family and neighborhood socioeconomic conditions." Social Science & Medicine, 74(4): 625-636. PMCID: PMC4100798. DOI. Abstract.

McGonagle, K., Robert F. Schoeni, Narayan Sastry, and Vicki Freedman. 2012. "The Panel Study of Income Dynamics: Overview, Recent Innovations, and Potential for Life Course Research." Longitudinal and Life Course Studies, 3(2): 268-284. PMCID: PMC3591471. Licensed Access.

Martin, L., Robert F. Schoeni, P. Andreski, and C. Jagger. 2012. "Trends and inequalities in late-life health and functioning in England." Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 66(10): 874-80. DOI. Abstract.

Patrick, M., Patrick Wightman, Robert F. Schoeni, and John E. Schulenberg. 2012. "Socioeconomic status and substance use among young adults: a comparison across constructs and drugs." Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 73(5): 772-82. PMCID: PMC3410945. Abstract.

Johnson, R., and Robert F. Schoeni. 2011. "The Influence of Early-Life Events on Human Capital, Health Status, and Labor Market Outcomes Over the Life Course." B. E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, 11(3). PMCID: PMC3570066. Abstract.

McGonagle, Katherine, Mick P. Couper, and Robert F. Schoeni. 2011. "Keeping Track of Panel Members: An Experimental Test of a Between-Wave Contact Strategy." Journal of Official Statistics, 27(2 (SI)): 319-338. PMCID: PMC3253355. Abstract.

Dowd, Jennifer B., Jeremy Albright, Trivellore Raghunathan, Robert F. Schoeni, Felicia B. LeClere, and George A. Kaplan. 2011. "Deeper and Wider: Income and Mortality in the USA over Three Decades." International Journal of Epidemiology, 40(1): 183-188. PMCID: PMC3043282. DOI. Abstract.

Schoeni, Robert F., W.H. Dow, W.D. Miller, and E.R. Pamuk. 2011. "The Economic Value of Improving the Health of Disadvantaged Americans." American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 40(1): S67-S72. DOI. Abstract.

Johnson, Rucker, and Robert F. Schoeni. 2011. "Early-Life Origins of Adult Disease: National Longitudinal Population-Based Study of the United States." American Journal of Public Health, 101(12): 2317-2324. PMCID: PMC3222421. DOI. Abstract.

Li, Geng, Robert F. Schoeni, Sheldon H. Danziger, and Kerwin Charles. 2010. "New Expenditure Data in the Panel Study of Income Dynamics: Comparisons with the Consumer Expenditure Survey Data." Monthly Labor Review, 133(2): 29-39. Abstract.

Martin, L.G., Vicki Freedman, Robert F. Schoeni, and P.M. Andreski. 2010. "Trends In Disability And Related Chronic Conditions Among People Ages Fifty To Sixty-Four." Health Affairs, 29(4): 725-731. PMCID: PMC2874878. DOI. Abstract.

Martin, L.G., Robert F. Schoeni, and P.M. Andreski. 2010. "Challenges in Estimating Trends in Late-Life Disability from the American Community Survey (letter to editor)." Journals of Gerontology Series a-Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, 65(5): 517-518. DOI.

Valerio, M.A., P.M. Andreski, Robert F. Schoeni, and K.A. McGonagle. 2010. "Examining the Association Between Childhood Asthma and Parent and Grandparent Asthma Status: Implications for Practice." Clinical Pediatrics, 49(6): 535-541. PMCID: PMC3020897. DOI. Abstract.

Schoeni, Robert F., and Mary Beth Ofstedal. 2010. "Key Themes in Research on the Demography of Aging." Demography, 47(Supple): s5-s16. PMCID: PMC3358696. DOI.

Martin, Linda G., Robert F. Schoeni, and Patricia M. Andreski. 2010. "Trends in Health of Older Adults in the United States: Past, Present, Future." Demography, 47(Supple): s17-s40. PMCID: PMC3342521. DOI. Abstract.

Zajacova, Anna, J.B. Dowd, Robert F. Schoeni, and R.B. Wallace. 2010. "Consistency and Precision of Cancer Reporting in a Multiwave National Panel Survey." Population Health Metrics, 8(20). PMCID: PMC2905337. DOI.

Martin, Linda G., Vicki Freedman, Robert F. Schoeni, and Patricia M. Andreski. 2009. "Health and Functioning Among Baby Boomers Approaching 60." Journals of Gerontology Series B-Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 64(3): 369-377. PMCID: PMC2670250. DOI. Abstract.

Sastry, Narayan, K. McGonagle, and Robert F. Schoeni. 2009. "Introduction to the Special Issue on the Scientific Assessment of Biomeasures in the Panel Study of Income Dynamics." Biodemography and Social Biology, 55(2): 113-117. PMCID: PMC2824897. DOI. Abstract.

Grieger, Lloyd, Sheldon H. Danziger, and Robert F. Schoeni. 2009. "Accurately measuring the trend in poverty in the United States using the Panel Study of Income Dynamics." Journal of Economic and Social Measurement, 34(2-3): 105-117. DOI. Abstract.

Freedman, Vicki, Linda Martin, Robert F. Schoeni, and Jennifer C. Cornman. 2008. "Declines in late-life disability: The role of early- and mid-life factors." Social Science & Medicine, 66(7): 1588-1602. PMCID: PMC2408829. DOI. Abstract.

Herd, P., Robert F. Schoeni, and James S. House. 2008. "Upstream solutions: Does the supplemental security income program reduce disability in the elderly?" Milbank Quarterly, 86(1): 5-45. DOI. Abstract.

Schoeni, Robert F., Vicki Freedman, and L.G. Martin. 2008. "Why is late-life disability declining?" Milbank Quarterly, 86 : 47-89. DOI. Abstract.

Freedman, Vicki, I.B. Grafova, Robert F. Schoeni, and J. Rogowski. 2008. "Neighborhoods and disability in later life." Social Science & Medicine, 66(11): 2253-2267. PMCID: PMC2478756. DOI. Abstract.

Davis, M.M., K. McGonagle, Robert F. Schoeni, and Frank P. Stafford. 2008. "Grandparental and parental obesity influences on childhood overweight: implications for primary care practice." Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine: JABFM, 21(6): 549-54. DOI. Abstract.

Martin, Linda G., Robert F. Schoeni, Vicki Freedman, and Patricia Andreski. 2007. "Feeling Better? Trends in General Health Status." Journals of Gerontology: Social Science, 62B(1): S11-21. Abstract.

Freedman, Vicki, Robert F. Schoeni, Linda G. Martin, and Jennifer C. Cornman. 2007. "Chronic Conditions and the Decline in Late-Life Disability." Demography, 44(3): 459-477. Abstract.

Schoeni, Robert F., Jersey Liang, J. Bennett, H. Sugisawa, T. Fukaya, and E. Kobayashi. 2006. "Trends in Old-Age Functioning and Disability in Japan, 1993-2002." Population Studies - A Journal of Demography, 60(1): 39-53. DOI. Abstract.

McGarry, Kathleen, and Robert F. Schoeni. 2005. "Widow(er) poverty and out-of-pocket medical expenditures at the end of life." Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 60(3): S160-S168. Abstract.

Freedman, V.A., E. Crimmins, Robert F. Schoeni, B.C. Spillman, H. Aykan, Ellen A. Kramarow, K. Land, J. Lubitz, K. Manton, L.G. Martin, D. Shinberg, and Timothy A. Waidmann. 2004. "Resolving Inconsistencies in Trends in Old-Age Disability: Report From a Technical Working Group." Demography, 41(3): 417-441. Abstract.

Freedman, V.A., L.G. Martin, and Robert F. Schoeni. 2004. "Disability in America." Population Bulletin, 59(3): 3-32. Abstract.

Haider, S.J., Robert F. Schoeni, Y.H. Bao, and C. Danielson. 2004. "Immigrants, welfare reform, and the economy." Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 23(4): 745-764. Abstract.

Haider, Steven J., A. Jacknowitz, and Robert F. Schoeni. 2003. "Food Stamps and the Elderly : Why is Participation So Low?" Journal of Human Resources, 38(supplement): 1080-1111. Abstract.

Haider, Steven J., A. Jacknowitz, and Robert F. Schoeni. 2003. "Welfare Work Requirements and Child Well-Being: Evidence from the Effects on Breast-Feeding." Demography, 40(3): 479-497. Abstract.

Blank, R.M., and Robert F. Schoeni. 2003. "Changes in the Distribution of Children's Family Income over the 1990s." American Economic Review, 92(2): 304-308. Abstract.

Lakdawalla, Darius N., and Robert F. Schoeni. 2003. "Is Nursing Home Demand Affected by the Decline in Age Difference between Spouses?" Demographic Research, 8. Abstract.

Freedman, V.A., L.G. Martin, and Robert F. Schoeni. 2003. "Measuring Functional Status and Disability in Older Adults - Reply." JAMA-Journal of the American Medical Association, 289(24): 3239-3240. Abstract.

Schoeni, Robert F. 2002. "Does Unemployment Insurance Displace Familial Assistance?" Public Choice, 110(1-2): 99-119. Abstract.

Schoeni, Robert F., Vicki Freedman, and Robert Wallace. 2002. "Late-life Disability Trajectories and Socioeconomic Status." Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 22: 184-206.

Freedman, Vicki A., Linda G. Martin, and Robert F. Schoeni. 2002. "Recent Trends in Disability and Functioning Among Older Americans: A Critical Review of the Evidence." Journal of the American Medical Association, 288(24): 3137-3146. Abstract.

Schoeni, Robert F., Viki Freedman, and Robert Wallace. 2001. "Persistent, Consistent, Widespread and Robust? Another Look at Trends in Old-Age Disability." Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological and Social Sciences, 56(4): S206-S218. Abstract.

Schoeni, Robert F., and Kathleen McGarry. 2000. "Social Security, Economic Growth and the Rise of the Elderly Widows' Independence in the Twentieth Century." Demography, 37(2): 221-36. Abstract.

McGarry, Kathleen, and Robert F. Schoeni. 1997. "Transfer Behavior Within the Family: Results From the Asset and Health Dynamics Study." The Journals of Gerontology, 52B(SpecialIssue): 85-92. Abstract.

Lam, David, and Robert F. Schoeni. 1994. "Family Ties and Labor Markets in the United States and Brazil." The Journal of Human Resources, 29(4): 1235-58. Abstract.

Lam, David, and Robert F. Schoeni. 1993. "Effects of Family Background on Earnings and Returns to Schooling: Evidence from Brazil." Journal of Political Economy, 101(4): 710-40. Abstract.

Chapters

Dow, W.F., Robert F. Schoeni, N.E. Adler, and J. Stewart. 2010. "Evaluating the evidence base: Policies and interventions to address socioeconomic status gradients in health." In Biology of Disadvantage: Socioeconomic Status and Health. (Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences) DOI. Abstract.

House, James S., Robert F. Schoeni, George A. Kaplan, and Harold Pollack. 2008. "The Health Effects of Social and Economic Policy: The Promise and Challenge for Research and Policy." In Making Americans healthier: social and economic policy as health policy edited by Robert Schoeni, James House, George Kaplan, and Harold Pollock. New York: Russell Sage.

Reville, R., and Robert F. Schoeni. 2008. "The fraction of disability caused at work." In Older and out of work : jobs and social insurance for a changing economy edited by Eberts, Randall W., Hobbie, Richard A.. Kalamazoo, MI: W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research.

Schoeni, Robert F., Vicki Freedman, and L. Martin. 2008. "Socioeconomic and demographic disparities in trends in old-age disability." In Health at older ages : the causes and consequences of declining disability among the elderly edited by Cutler, David M., Wise, David A.. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Herd, Pamela, James S. House, and Robert F. Schoeni. 2007. "Income support policies and health among the elderly." In Making Americans healthier : social and economic policy as health policy. New York: Russell Sage Foundation.

Blank, Rebecca M., Sheldon H. Danziger, and Robert F. Schoeni. 2006. "Work and poverty during the past quarter-century." In Working and poor : how economic and policy changes are affecting low-wage workers edited by Rebecca M. Blank, Sheldon H. Danziger, and Robert F. Schoeni. 1-20. New York : Russell Sage Foundation.

Schoeni, Robert F., and Karen Ross. 2005. "Material Assistance from Families during the Transition to Adulthood." In On the Frontier of Adulthood: Theory, Research, and Public Policy edited by Settersten, Richard A. Jr.; Furstenberg, Frank F. Jr.; Rumbaut, Rubén G. . Chicago: Univeristy of Chicago Press.

Schoeni, Robert F. 2001. "Comment on: Currie and Grogger, Explaining Recent Declines in Food Stamp Program Participation." In Brookings and Wharton Papers on Urban Affairs edited by William G. Gale and Janet Rothenberg Pack. Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press.

PSC Reports

Wightman, Patrick, Megan Patrick, Robert F. Schoeni, and John E. Schulenberg. 2013. "Historical Trends in Parental Financial Support of Young Adults." PSC Research Report No. 13-801. September 2013. Abstract. PDF.

Grieger, Lloyd, Sheldon H. Danziger, and Robert F. Schoeni. 2008. "Estimating and Benchmarking the Trend in the Poverty Rate from the Panel Study of Income Dynamics." PSC Research Report No. 08-633. March 2008. Abstract. PDF.

Johnson, Rucker C., and Robert F. Schoeni. 2007. "The Influence of Early-Life Events on Human Capital, Health Status, and Labor Market Outcomes Over the Life Course." PSC Research Report No. 07-616. January 2007. Abstract. PDF.

Freedman, Vicki, Irina B. Grafova, Robert F. Schoeni, and Jeannette Rogowski. 2007. "Neighborhoods and Disability in Later Life." PSC Research Report No. 07-622. May 2007. PMCID: PMC2478756. Abstract. PDF.

Charles, Kerwin, Sheldon H. Danziger, Geng Li, and Robert F. Schoeni. 2006. "Studying Consumption with the Panel Study of Income Dynamics: Comparisons with the Consumer Expenditure Survey and an Application to the Intergenerational Transmission of Well-being." PSC Research Report No. 06-590. February 2006. Abstract. PDF.

Nahm, Joon W., and Robert F. Schoeni. 2006. "Semiparametric Analysis of Wealth-Age Profiles." PSC Research Report No. 06-599. May 2006. Abstract. PDF.

Rogowski, Jeannette A., Vicki Freedman, and Robert F. Schoeni. 2006. "Neighborhoods and the Health of the Elderly: Challenges in Using National Survey Data." PSC Research Report No. 06-600. May 2006. Abstract. PDF.

Schoeni, Robert F., Jersey Liang, Joan Bennet, Hidehiro Sugisawa, Taro Fukaya, and Erika Kobayashi. 2005. "Trends in Old-Age Functioning and Disability in Japan: 1993-2002." PSC Research Report No. 05-570. January 2005. Abstract. PDF.

Reville, Robert, and Robert F. Schoeni. 2004. "The Fraction of Disability Caused at Work." PSC Research Report No. 04-551. February 2004. Abstract. PDF.

Dow, William H., Paul Gertler, Robert F. Schoeni, John Strauss, and Duncan Thomas. 2003. "Health Care Prices, Health, and Labor Outcomes: Experimental Evidence." PSC Research Report No. 03-542. December 2003. Abstract. PDF.

Schoeni, Robert F., and Michael Dardia. 2003. "Estimates of Earnings Losses of Displaced Workers Using California Administrative Data." PSC Research Report No. 03-543. December 2003. Abstract. PDF.

Schoeni, Robert F., and Rebecca M. Blank. 2003. "What Has Welfare Reform Accomplished? Impacts on Welfare Participation, Employment, Income, Poverty, and Family Structure." PSC Research Report No. 03-544. December 2003. Abstract. PDF.

Schoeni, Robert F. 2003. "Support Networks within the Family as a Public Good Problem." PSC Research Report No. 03-545. December 2003. Abstract. PDF.

Haider, Steven, Robert F. Schoeni, Yuhua Bao, and Caroline Danielson. 2003. "Immigrants, Welfare Reform, and the Economy in the 1990s." PSC Research Report No. 03-546. December 2003. Abstract. PDF.

McGarry, Kathleen, and Robert F. Schoeni. 2003. "Medicare Gaps and Widow Poverty." PSC Research Report No. 03-547. December 2003. Abstract. PDF.

Heron, Melonie P., Robert F. Schoeni, and Leo Morales. 2003. "Health Disparities among Older Immigrants in the United States." PSC Research Report No. 03-548. December 2003. Abstract. PDF.

Lam, David, and Robert F. Schoeni. "Family Ties and Labor Markets in the United States and Brazil." PSC Research Report No. 93-283. July 1993. Abstract.

McGarry, Kathleen, and Robert F. Schoeni. "Transfer Behavior: Measurement and the Redistribution of Resources within the Family." AHEAD/HRS Report No. 94-007. December 1993. Abstract.

Schoeni, Robert F. "Another Leak in the Bucket? Public Transfer Income and Private Family Support." PSC Research Report No. 92-249. July 1992. Abstract.

Schoeni, Robert F. "The Earnings Effects of Marital Status: Results for Twelve Countries." PSC Research Report No. 90-172. March 1990. Abstract.

Other Reports

Freedman, Vicki, Robert F. Schoeni, Linda G. Martin, and Jennifer C. Cornman. 2006. "Chronic Conditions and the Decline in Late-Life Disability." TRENDS Report 06-05. Abstract.

Schoeni, Robert F., Vicki A. Freedman, and Linda G. Martin. 2005. "Socioeconomic and Demographic Disparities in Trends in Old-Age Disability." TRENDS Report 05-01. Abstract.

Freedman, Vicki A., Linda G. Martin, Jennifer Cornman, Emily M. Agree, and Robert F. Schoeni. 2005. "Trends in Assistance with Daily Activities: Racial/Ethnic and Socioeconomic Disparities Persist in the U.S. Older Population." TRENDS Report 05-02. Abstract.

Schoeni, Robert F., Jersey Liang, Joan Bennett, Hidehiro Sugisawa, Taro Fukaya, and Erika Kobayashi. 2005. "Trends in Old-Age Functioning and Disability in Japan: 1993-2002." TRENDS Report 05-03. Abstract.

Heron, Melanie P., Robert F. Schoeni, and Leo Sergio Morales. 2002. "Health Status of Older Immigrants in the United States." Labor and Population Program working series 02-07.

Reville, Robert T., Robert F. Schoeni, and Craig W. Martin. 2002. "Trends in earnings loss from disabling workplace injuries in California." Rand Report.