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Valentina Duque

Postdoctoral Fellow, Population Studies Center.

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Economics, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts.

Postdoctoral Mentor: Dean Yang

Ph.D., Columbia University

Dr. Duque's research examines the short- and long-term effects of early-life circumstances on individual's human capital, the role that parental investments and government programs play in improving levels of health and well-being in both developing and developed countries, and the interaction between early-life conditions and later life human capital investments. Recent projects investigate how early-life conditions interact with subsequent human capital investments to influence future educational outcomes; and how providing pregnant mothers with a short informational intervention affects birth outcomes and early childhood health.

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Journal Articles

Almond, Douglas, Janet Currie, and Valentina Duque. Forthcoming. "Childhood Circumstances and Adult Outcomes: Act II." Journal of Economic Literature. Abstract.

Duque, Valentina, Natasha V. Pilkauskas, and Irwin Garfinkel. 2018. "Assets among low-income families in the Great Recession." PLoS ONE, 13(2): e0192370. DOI. Abstract.

Duque, Valentina. 2017. "Early-life conditions and child development: Evidence from a violent conflict." SSM Population Health, 3: 121-131. DOI. Abstract.