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This paper shows that an expansion of public health insurance to children from low-income families reduced the probability of those children going to prison as adults.
I am Sam Stripling, and I am a PhD candidate in the Economics Department at The University of Texas at Austin. I study public economics, labor economics, and health economics. My recent research uses restricted Census data to examine the effects of public health insurance on near-elderly mortality. My current research topics are featured below. You can find a copy of my CV here.
My dissertation, summarized in this job market paper, aims to improve our understanding and existing estimates of the effects of public health insurance on near-elderly mortality. Using restricted Census and NVSS data, I examine the effects of Medicare eligibility at age 65 and ACA Medicaid eligibility on near-elderly mortality.