The Effects of Childhood Health on Young Adult Education

A PSC Brown Bag Seminar

Narayan Sastry

Monday, 1/22/2018, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm.   ARCHIVED EVENT

Location: 6050 ISR - Thompson

We use a life course perspective to assess the role of health across the childhood years in shaping the transition to adulthood. We focus on the completion of high school, the launch of this process. Poor physical and mental health in childhood creates distinct positional disadvantages that complicate how children are able to engage in and progress through school, with effects moderated by family social factors and economic status. We use data from the PSID Child Development Supplement (CDS) and the PSID Transition into Adulthood Supplement (TAS) to characterize childhood health trajectories and to model their effects on high school graduation. We also examine challenges and potential solutions to collecting information on childhood health trajectories.


If you require an accommodation to participate in this event, please contact Anna Massey at abeattie@umich.edu at least one week in advance of this event.

BIO:
Narayan Sastry is a Research Professor at ISR. His research interests center on the social and spatial dimensions of health, development, and well-being of children and adolescents, both in the United States and in less developed countries. He also studies the demographic effects of disasters, with a focus on Hurricane Katrina. Another focus of his work is survey research design and methods.

PSC Brown Bag seminars highlight recent research in population studies and serve as a focal point for building our research community.

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