IPUMS Research Awards

2017 IPUMS Research Awards

The winners of the IPUMS Health Surveys Research Awards are:

Published Research Co-Winners (TIE):

Marcella Alsan and Marianne Wanamaker. "Tuskegee and the Health of Black Men." The Quarterly Journal of Economics 133(1): 407-455.

Alsan and Wanamaker’s innovative research combines 1969-1977 NHIS data with other data sources to estimate that the mistrust in the medical system fostered by the 1972 disclosure of the Tuskegee Study of Untreated Syphilis in the Negro Male substantially decreased health care utilization by black men and accounted for large portions of the 1980 black-white life expectancy gap among men and the male-female gap among blacks.

Jessica Ho. "The Contribution of Drug Overdose to Educational Gradients in Life Expectancy in the United States, 1992-2011." Demography 54(3): 1175-1202.

Ho used 1992-2011 linked NHIS-LMF data to investigate the contribution of drug overdose fatalities to the well-established educational gradient in mortality. While the years of life lost due to drug overdose increased for both men and women and across all educational levels, Ho found that they increased most for non-Hispanic whites aged 30-60, and that the increase was most rapid for women.

Student Research:
Monica King. "Under the Hood: Revealing Patterns of Motor Vehicle Fatalities in the United States." University of Pennsylvania. Publicly Accessible Penn Dissertations. 2396.

King leverages the linked NHIS mortality data in her dissertation to investigate the social determinants of the black-white disparity in a leading cause of death in the United States: motor vehicle accidents. She found that poverty, marriage, and education explain away the black disadvantage in motor vehicle fatalities.

The winners of the IPUMS International Research Awards are:

Published Research:
Joshua Wilde, Bénédicte H. Apouey, and Toni Jung. "The Effect of Ambient Temperature Shocks During Conception and Early Pregnancy on Later Life Outcomes." European Economic Review 97: 87-2017.

Wilde, Apouey, and Jung combine IPUMS International census microdata with temperature data and supplemental health data to model the effects of temperature shocks during conception and early pregnancy on later life outcomes. They use individual level information on place and timing of birth as well as the fully harmonized geographic units and corresponding GIS shapefiles to take full advantage of their data on temperature shocks.

Student Research:
Zheli He. "Trade and Real Wages of the Rich and Poor: Cross-region Evidence." Columbia University. Open Science Framework.

He combines data from multiple sources to examine the impact of trade liberalization on real wages of individuals by developing a framework that accounts for changes in nominal wages as well as changes in consumer price indices. Using the flexibility of IPUMS International microdata to fuel the supply side of the model, He is able to disaggregate effects on real wages for people at different wage levels. Findings contradict those of less robust models suggesting that real-wage inequality falls in all areas with trade liberalization.

The winners of the IPUMS USA Research Awards are:

Published Research:
Trevon Logan and John Parman. "The National Rise in Historical Segregation." Journal of Economic History 77(1): 127-170.

Logan and Parman develop a much more subtle measure of segregation that was previously impossible and come up with results that contradict the trends and regional differentials that have been found using conventional measures.

Student Research
Nathan Seltzer. "Beyond The Great Recession: Labor Market Polarization And Ongoing Fertility Decline In The United States." University of Wisconsin-Madison. SocArXiv.

The fertility boom that social scientists predicted would accompany the rebound following the 2007-2009 economic recession and housing crisis has yet to materialize. Seltzer's paper makes innovative use of IPUMS USA data to examine how structural changes in industry composition have had a larger depressive impact on TFR than more volatile shifts in general unemployment.

The winners of the IPUMS Spatial Research Awards are:

Published Research:
Lara P. Clark, Dylan B. Millet and Julian D. Marshall. "Changes in Transportation-Related Air Pollution Exposures by Race-Ethnicity and Socioeconomic Status: Outdoor Nitrogen Dioxide in the United States in 2000 and 2010." Environmental Health Perspectives 125(9).

Combining annual nitrogen dioxide concentrations with NHGIS geographically standardized time series for census block groups from 2000-2010, Clark, Millet, and Marshall find persistent relative disparities in NO2 exposure between nonwhites and whites throughout the U.S., even while overall NO2 exposure and absolute disparities decreased.

Student Research:
Jacob Krimmel. "Persistence of Prejudice: Estimating the Long Term Effects of Redlining." The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. SocArXiv.

Krimmel links historical credit risk zones with NHGIS tract data across seven censuses to demonstrate convincingly that black neighborhoods were disproportionately redlined and that redlined areas experienced declines in housing supply and population density beyond baseline expectations, providing striking evidence of the discriminatory costs of mid-century federal mortgage insurance policy.

Previous IPUMS Research Award Winners

2016 IPUMS Research Awards

The winners of the IPUMS Health Surveys Research Awards were:

Published Research:
Family structure and child health: Does the sex composition of parents matter?
Corrine Reczek, Russell Spiker, Hui Liu, Robert Crosnoe

Student Research:
“Unhealthy” Returns to Education: Variation in BMI-Associated Premature Adult Mortality by Educational Attainment
Iliya Gutin

The winners of the IPUMS International Research Awards were:

Published Research Co-Winners:
Regional Variations in Farming Household Structure for the Swedish Elderly, 1890-1908
Mark Magnuson
Mapping internal connectivity through human migration in malaria endemic countries
Alessandro Sorichetta, Tom Bird, Nick Ruktanonchai, Elisabeth zu Erbach-Schoenberg, Carla Pezzulo, Natalia Tejedor, Ian Waldock, Jason Sadler, Andres Garcia, Luigi Sedda & Andrew Tatem

Student Research:
The Effects of Free Primary Education on Occupational Choice and Internal Migration in Kenya, Malawi and Zambia
Celine Zipfel

The winners of the IPUMS USA Research Awards were:

Published Research:
Does Educational Equality Increase Mobility? Exploiting 19th Century U.S. Compulsory Schooling Laws
Emily Rauscher

Student Research Co-Winners:
More is Less? The Impact of Family Size on Education Outcomes in the United States, 1850-1940
Hui Ren Tan
The Citizenship Advantage: Immigrant Socioeconomic Attainment across Generations in the Age of Mass Migration
Peter Catron

2015 IPUMS Research Awards

The winners of the IPUMS International Research Awards were:

Childbearing within Marriage and Consensual Union in Latin America, 1980-2010
Benoît Laplante, Teresa Castro-Martín, Clara Cortina, and Teresa Martín-García

Graduate Student:
Social Structure, Social Class and Fertility Decline in Latin America between 1950 and 2000
Andres Castro Torres

The winners of the IHIS Research Award were:

California’s Early ACA Expansion Increased Coverage and Reduced Out-of-Pocket Spending for the State’s Low-Income Population
Ezra Golberstein, Gilbert Gonzales, and Benjamin D. Sommers

Graduate Student:
Interracial Marriage and Self-Reported Health of Whites and Blacks in the United States
Yan-Liang Yu, and Zhenmei Zhang

The winners of the IPUMS-USA/IPUMS-CPS Research Awards were:

Faculty Co-winners:
Lynched: The Victims of Southern Mob Violence
Amy Kate Bailey, and Stewart E. Tolnay
Ethnic Names and Occupational Success in the Last Era of Mass Migration
Joshua R. Goldstein, and Guy Stecklov

Graduate Student Co-winners:
The Effect of Municipal Water Filtration on Children’s School Enrollment and Employment in American Cities, 1880-1920
Chon-Kit Ao
The Historical Demography of Racial Segregation
Angelina Grigoryeva, and Martin Ruef

2014 IPUMS Research Awards

The winners of the IPUMS International Research Awards were:

The Double Disadvantage Reconsidered: Gender, Immigration, Marital Status, and Global Labor Force Participation in the 21st Century
Katharine M. Donato, Bhumika Piya, and Anna Jacobs

Graduate Student:
New Patterns of Structural Change and Effects on Inclusive Development: A Case Study of South Africa and Brazil
Joshua Greenstein

The winners of the IHIS Research Award were:

Hispanic Older Adult Mortality in the United States: New Estimates and an Assessment of Factors Shaping the Hispanic Paradox
Joseph T. Lariscy, Robert A. Hummer, and Mark D. Hayward

Graduate Student Co-winners:
Quality of Life and Psychological Distress among Older Adults: The Role of Living Arrangements
Carrie E. Henning-Smith
Labor Market and Health Insurance Impacts Due to ‘Aging Out’ of the Young Adult Provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
Heather Dahlen

The winners of the IPUMS-USA/IPUMS-CPS Research Awards were:

Fertility Transitions Along the Extensive and Intensive Margins
Daniel Aaronson, Fabian Lange, and Bhashkar Mazumder

Graduate Student Co-winners:
Dollars and Dropouts: The Minimum Wage and Schooling Decisions of Teenagers
Alex Smith
Long-Term Effects of Women’s Suffrage on Children’s Education

2013 IPUMS Research Awards

The winners of the IPUMS-USA/IPUMS-CPS Research Awards were:

Published work: Aliya Saperstein and Aaron Gullickson for their article “A Mulatto Escape Hatch in the United States? Examining Evidence of Racial and Social Mobility during the Jim Crow Era” (Demography 50 (2013): 1921-1942).

Graduate Student: Taylor Jaworski’s article, “’You’re in the Army Now’: The Impact of World War II on Women’s Education, Work, and Family” (Journal of Economic History 74 (2014): 169-195).

The winners of the IPUMS-International Research Awards were:

Published work: Paola Giuliano, Alberto Alesina, and Nathan Nunn for their article “On the Origin of Gender Roles: Women and the Plough” (The Quarterly Journal of Economics 128 (2013): 469-513).

Graduate Student: Natalie Bau’s “Cultural Norms, Strategic Behavior, and Human Capital Investment” (Harvard Working Paper, 2013).

The winners of the IHIS Research Awards were:

Published work co-winners: Jennifer Karas Montez and Anna Zajacova for their article “Explaining the Widening Education Gap in Mortality among U.S. White Women” (Journal of Health and Social Behavior 54 (2013): 165-181)

Published work co-winners: Justin T. Denney, Bridget K. Gorman, and Cristina B. Barrera for their article “Families, Resources, and Adult Health: Where Do Sexual Minorities Fit?” (Journal of Health and Social Behavior 54 (2013): 46-63).

Graduate Student: Christopher Holmes and Anna Zajacova for their paper “Education as ‘the Great Equalizer’: Health Benefits for Black and White Adults.”

2012 IPUMS Research Awards

The winners of the IPUMS-USA/IPUMS-CPS Research Awards were:

Published work co-winner: Jeffrey Lin and Hoyt Bleakley for their article "Portage and Path Dependence" Quarterly Journal of Economics 127.2 (2012): 587-644.

Published work co-winner: I-Fen Lin and Susan L. Brown for their article "Unmarried Boomers Confront Old Age: A National Portrait" The Gerontologist 52.2 (2012): 153-165.

Graduate Student: Ryan Brown for his paper "On the Long Term Effects of the 1918 U.S. Influenza Pandemic."

The winners of the IPUMS-International Research Awards were:

Published work: Carlos Gradin for his article "Occupational Segregation of Afro-Latinos" Research on Economic Inequality 20 (2012): 63-88.

Graduate Student: Aude Bernard for her article "Cross-national comparison of internal migration age profiles: Measurement issues and solutions," Population Studies (forthcoming).

The winners of the IHIS Research Awards were:

Published work: Katy Backes Kozhimannil, Jean M. Abraham, and Beth A. Virnig for their article "National Trends in Health Insurance Coverage of Pregnant and Reproductive-Age Women, 2000 to 2009." Women's Health Issues 22.2 (2012): 135-141.

Graduate Student: Tapan Mehta, et al. for their article "Does obesity associate with mortality among Hispanic persons?: Results from the National Health Interview Survey." Obesity (2012).

2011 IPUMS Research Awards

The winners of the IPUMS-USA/IPUMS-CPS Research Awards were:

Published work co-winner: Martha J. Bailey and William J Collins for their article "Did Improvements in Household Technology cause the Baby Boom? Evidence from Electrification, Appliance Diffusion, and the Amish." American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics 3.2 (2011): 189-217.

Published work co-winner: Anne McDaniel, Thomas A. DiPrete, Claudia Buchmann and Uri Shwed for their article "The Black Gender Gap in Educational Attainment Historical Trends and Racial Comparisons." Demography 48.3 (2011): 889-914.

Graduate Student: Emily Rauscher for her paper "Does Educational Equality Increase Mobility? Exploiting U.S. Compulsory Schooling Laws 1850-1930."

The winners of the IPUMS-International Research Awards were:

Published work: Jeroen J.A. Spijker and Albert Esteve for their article "Changing Household Patterns of Young Couples in Low- and Middle-Income Countries," The History of the Family 16.4 (2011): 437-455.

Graduate Student: Andrew Halpern-Manners for his article "The Effect of Family Member Migration on Education and Work Among Nonmigrant Youth in Mexico," Demography 48.1 (2011): 73-99.

2010 IPUMS Research Awards

The winners of the IPUMS-USA/IPUMS-CPS Research Awards were:

Published work co-winner: Matthijs Kalmijn and Frank van Tubergen for their article "A Comparative Perspective on Intermarriage: Explaining Differences among National-Origin Groups in the United States." Demography 47.2 (2010): 459-479.

Published work co-winner: Leah Boustan, Price Fishback, and Shawn Kantor for their article "The Effect of Internal Migration on Local Labor Markets: American Cities during the Great Depression." Journal of Labor Economics 28.4 (2010): 719-746.

Graduate Student: Elias Walsh for his paper "The Role of Wage Persistence in the Evolution of the College-High School Wage Gap."

The winners of the IPUMS-International Research Awards were:

Published work: Hoyt Bleakley for his article "Malaria Eradication in the Americas: A Retrospective Analysis of Childhood Explosure," American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 2.2 (2010): 1-45.

Graduate Student: Willa Friedman, for her paper "Local Economic Conditions and Participation in the Rwandan Genocide."