Publications


"Dynamic Aspects of Family Transfers," 2016. Journal of Public Economics, 137 : 1-13 (lead article).
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"Consumption and the Extended Family," (with Hwajung Choi and Robert Schoeni), 2016. Economic Letters, 140 : 34-38.
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"Living Arrangements of Mothers and Their Adult Children over the Life Course," (with Emily Wiemers, V. Joseph Hotz, and Vladislav Slanchev), forthcoming, Research on Aging.
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"Heterogeneity in State-Dependent Utility: Evidence from Strategic Surveys," (with Jeffrey R. Brown and Gopi Shah Goda), 2016. Economic Inquiry, 54 (2) : 847-861.
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"The Burden of Health Care costs for Patients with Dementia in the Last 5 Years of Life," (with Amy Kelley, Rebecca Gorges and Jonathan Skinner), 2015. The Annals of Internal Medicine, 163 (10): 729-736.
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"The Estate Tax and Inter vivos Transfers over Time," 2013. The American Economic Review, Papers and Proceedings, 103 (3) : 478-483.
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"The Social Safety Net for the Elderly," 2013. In The Legacy of the War on Poverty, Martha Bailey and Sheldon Danziger, eds. New York: Russell Sage,179-205.
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"Out-of-Pocket Spending in the Last Five Years of Life" (with Amy Kelley et al.), 2013. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 28 (2) : 304-309. (Published online, September 2012.)
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"Long-Term Care Insurance Demand Limited By Beliefs About Needs, Concerns About Insurers, and Care Available From Family" (with Jeff Brown and Gopi Shah Goda), 2012. Health Affairs, 31 (6): 1294-1302.
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"State of the Science: Risk Factors and Therapeutic Interventions for Alzheimer's Disease" (with Martha Daviglus et al.), 2011. Archives of Neurology, 68 (9): 1185-1190.
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"The Risk of Out-of-Pocket Health Care Expenditures at the End of Life" (with
Samuel Marshall and Jonathan S. Skinner), 2011. Explorations in the Economics
of Aging,
David A. Wise, ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press: 101-128.


"Preventing Alzheimer's Disease and Cognitive Decline" (with Martha Daviglus et al.),
2011. Annals of Internal Medicine, 154 (3): 176-181.
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"Preference Heterogeneity and Insurance Markets: Explaining the Puzzle of Insurance" (with David Cutler and Amy Finkelstein), 2008. American Economic Review, Papers and Proceedings, 98 (2): 157-162.
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"Intergenerational Ties: Theories Trends, and Challenges" (with Suzanne Bianchi, V. Joseph Hotz, and Judith Seltzer), 2008. In Intergenerational Caregiving, Alan Booth, Ann
Crouter, Suzanne Bianchi and Judith Seltzer eds. Washington DC: Urban Institute Press, 3-43.
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"Inheritance and Bequests," 2008. In The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics,
Steven Durlauf and Lawrence Blume, eds. MacMillian, 1-11.
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"Recent Trends in Resource Sharing among the Poor" (with Steven Haider), 2006.
In Working and Poor, edited by Rebecca Blank, Sheldon Danziger, and Robert
Schoeni, New York: Russell Sage, 205-232
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"Multiple Dimensions of Private Information: Evidence from the long-term care insurance market" (with Amy Finkelstein), 2006. The American Economic Review,
96 (4): 938-958.
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"Dynamic Inefficiencies in Insurance Markets: Evidence from Long-Term Care Insurance" (with Amy Finkelstein and Amir Sufi), January 2005. The American
Economic Review, Papers and Proceedings,
95 (2): 224-228.
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"Medicare Gaps and Widow Poverty" (with Robert Schoeni), 2005. The Social Security Bulletin, 66 (1): 58-74.
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"Widow(er) Poverty and Out of Pocket Medical Expenses Near End of Life" (with Robert Schoeni), 2005. Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences, 60B (3): S160-S169.
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"Does Caregiving Affect Work? Evidence Based on Prior Labor Force Experience," 2003. In Health Care Issues in the United States and Japan, David A. Wise and Naohiro Yashiro (Eds.), Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 209-228
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"Why Parents Play Favorites: Explanations for Unequal Bequests" (with Audrey
Light), 2004, The American Economic Review, 94 (5): 1669-1681.
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"Health and Retirement: Do Changes in Health Affect Retirement Expectations?"
2004. Journal of Human Resources, 39 (3): 624-648.
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"Estate and Gift Tax Incentives and Inter Vivos Giving" (with David Joulfaian), 2004.
National Tax Journal, LVII (2): 429-444.
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"Public Policy and the U.S. Health Insurance Market: Direct and Indirect Provision
of Insurance," 2002. National Tax Journal, LV (4): 789-827.
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"The Predictive Validity of the Subjective Probabilities of Survival," (with Michael
D. Hurd), 2002. Economic Journal, 112 (482): 966-985.
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"Guaranteed Income: SSI and the Well-Being of the Elderly Poor," 2002. In The Distributional Aspects of Social Security and Social Security Reform, Martin Feldstein and Jeffrey Liebman eds. Chicago: University of Chicago Press: 49-79.
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"The Cost of Equality: Unequal Bequests and Tax Avoidance," 2001. Journal of
Public Economics,
79 (1): 179-204.
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"Behavioral Responses to the Estate Tax: Inter Vivos Giving," 2000. National Tax
Journal,
53 (4): 913-932.
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"Inter Vivos Transfers or Bequests? Estate Taxes and the Timing of Parental Giving,"
2001. Tax Policy and the Economy, 14: 93-121.
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"Social Security, Economic Growth, and the Rise in Elderly Widows' Independence in the 20th Century," (with Robert F. Schoeni), 2000, Demography, 37 (2): 221-236.
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"Inter vivos Transfers and Intended Bequests," 1999. Journal of Public Economics,
73 (3): 321-351.
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"Job Change Patterns and the Wages of Young Men," (with Audrey Light), 1998.
The Review of Economics and Statistics, 80 (2): 276-286.
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"Pensions and the Distribution of Wealth" (with Andrew Davenport), 1998. In Fron-
tiers in The Economics of Aging, David A.Wise ed., Chicago: University of Chicago
Press, 463-486.
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"Caring for the Elderly: The Role of Adult Children," 1998. In Inquiries in The
Economics of Aging,
David A. Wise ed., Chicago: University of Chicago Press:
133-166.
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"Transfer Behavior Within the Family: Results from the Asset and Health Dynamics
Study," (with Robert F. Schoeni), 1997. The Journals of Gerontology, 52B: 82-92.
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"Medical Insurance and the Use of Health Care Services by the Elderly," (with Michael
D. Hurd), 1997. Journal of Health Economics, 16 (2): 129-154.
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"Factors Determining Participation of the Elderly in the Supplemental Security In-
come," 1996. Journal of Human Resources, 30 (2): 331-358.
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"Evaluation of the Subjective Probabilities of Survival in the Health and Retirement
Study" (with Michael D. Hurd), 1995. Journal of Human Resources, 30: s268-
s292.
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"Transfer Behavior in the Health and Retirement Study:`Measurement and the Redis-
tribution of Resources within the Family," (with Robert F. Schoeni), 1995. Journal of Human Resources, 30: s184-s226.
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"Measurement Error and Poverty Rates of Widows," 1995. Journal of Human
Resources,
30 (1): 113-134.
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Submitted and Presented Papers:

"Understanding Participation in SSI," (with Robert Schoeni), August 2014. Presented at the 2014 Retirement Research consortium annual Meeting, national Press Club, Washington, DC.
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"State-Dependent Utility and Insurance Purchase Decisions," (with Jeffrey R. Brown and Gopi Shah Goda), August 2013. Presented at the 2013 Retirement Research Consortium Annual Meeting, National Press Club, Washington DC.
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"Parental Investments in Education and Later Cash Transfers," (with Steven Haider) NBER Working Paper 18485, October 2012. Revised August 2014. Under review.
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"The Importance of Private and Government Safety Nets: A Comparison of Approved and Denied SSDI Applicants," with Jonathan Skinner), presented at the Retirement Research Consortium Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., August 2012.
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Work in Progress:

"Gender Differences in Parental Investment and Intergenerational Transfers in China," (with Xiaoyan Lei, Xiaoting Sun and Yaohui Zhao, July 2016).

"College Attendance and Parental Resources: Evidence frm the PSID and HRS," (with Steven Haider), August 2014.
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