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Author: Houser, Linda
Resulting in 4 citations.
1. Houser, Linda
Vartanian, Thomas P.
Pay Matters: The Positive Economic Impacts of Paid Family Leave for Families, Businesses and the Public
Report of the Center for Women and Work, School of Management and Labor Relations, Rutgers University, January 2012.
Also: http://smlr.rutgers.edu/paymatters-cwwreport-january2012
Cohort(s): NLSY97
Publisher: School of Management and Labor Relations (SMLR), Rutgers University
Keyword(s): Labor Force Participation; Leave, Family or Maternity/Paternity; Maternal Employment; State-Level Data/Policy; Wages; Wages, Women

Permission to reprint the abstract has not been received from the publisher.

This new study, commissioned by the National Partnership for Women & Families and conducted by the Center for Women and Work at Rutgers University, with funding from the Rockefeller Foundation, uses data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth, 1997 to 2009 Panel, and finds that women who take paid leave after a child’s birth report stronger labor force attachment and positive changes in wages in the year following a child’s birth, when compared to those who do not take any leave. Both women and men report lower levels of public assistance receipt in the year following a child’s birth, when compared to those who do not take any leave. These analyses control for other factors that differentiate those with access to and use of paid leave from those with either no leave or access only to unpaid leave. These factors include average wages and hours of work, family income relative to the poverty line, education, health status, marital status, age, and race.
Bibliography Citation
Houser, Linda and Thomas P. Vartanian. "Pay Matters: The Positive Economic Impacts of Paid Family Leave for Families, Businesses and the Public." Report of the Center for Women and Work, School of Management and Labor Relations, Rutgers University, January 2012.
2. Houser, Linda
Vartanian, Thomas P.
Policy Matters: The Relationship Between Public Policy, Paid Family Leave, and Economic Security for U.S. Workers
Presented: San Diego CA, Society for Social Work and Research Annual Conference, January 2013
Cohort(s): NLSY97
Publisher: Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR)
Keyword(s): Geocoded Data; Leave, Family or Maternity/Paternity; State-Level Data/Policy

Permission to reprint the abstract has not been received from the publisher.

Methods: We analyzed data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth, 1997 to 2009 Panel—a nationally representative sample of individuals no older than age 30 in 2009—linked to state identifiers. All results were drawn from logistic and linear regression analyses. Our analyses controlled for a variety of individual- and state-level factors. Depending upon the analysis and sample in question, sample sizes ranged from 258 to 1,355.

Results: Women in states with TDI or PFL programs are twice as likely to take paid leave following the birth of a child than are women in other states. The effect is even larger for low-income women—those who are least likely to have access to paid leave through an employer.

Bibliography Citation
Houser, Linda and Thomas P. Vartanian. "Policy Matters: The Relationship Between Public Policy, Paid Family Leave, and Economic Security for U.S. Workers." Presented: San Diego CA, Society for Social Work and Research Annual Conference, January 2013.
3. Houser, Linda
Vartanian, Thomas P.
Norton, Jenifer
Socially Insuring Family Leave: The Relationship Between Public Policy, Paid Family Leave, and Economic Well-Being
Presented: Albuquerque NM, Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) Annual Fall Research Conference, November 2014
Cohort(s): NLSY97
Publisher: Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM)
Keyword(s): Childbearing; Geocoded Data; Leave, Family or Maternity/Paternity; Maternal Employment; State-Level Data/Policy; Well-Being

Permission to reprint the abstract has not been received from the publisher.

Temporary Disability Insurance (TDI) policies in five states enable women to take short medical leaves in connection with childbirth, and Paid Family Leave (PFL) policies in two states enable men and women to take leave to care for a new child. While we would expect these policies to positively impact new parents’ reports of taking paid leave in connection with the birth of a child, our goal is to estimate the magnitude of such an increase and its impacts on family economic security.

We analyzed data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth, 1997 to 2009 Panel, a nationally representative sample of individuals no older than age 30 in 2009. All results were drawn from logistic and linear regression analyses, as well as difference in difference models. Our analyses controlled for a variety of individual- and state-level factors. Depending upon the analysis and sample in question, sample sizes ranged from 258 to 1,355.

Bibliography Citation
Houser, Linda, Thomas P. Vartanian and Jenifer Norton. "Socially Insuring Family Leave: The Relationship Between Public Policy, Paid Family Leave, and Economic Well-Being." Presented: Albuquerque NM, Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) Annual Fall Research Conference, November 2014.
4. Vartanian, Thomas P.
Houser, Linda
The Interactive Role of SNAP Participation and Residential Neighborhood in Childhood Obesity
Journal of Children and Poverty published online (24 September 2020): DOI: 10.1080/10796126.2020.1826246.
Also: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10796126.2020.1826246
Cohort(s): Children of the NLSY79, NLSY79 Young Adult
Publisher: Carfax Publishing Company ==> Taylor & Francis
Keyword(s): Disadvantaged, Economically; Geocoded Data; Modeling, Fixed Effects; Neighborhood Effects; Obesity; Siblings; Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly Food Stamps)

Permission to reprint the abstract has not been received from the publisher.

Nationally representative studies of childhood obesity have examined the roles played by neighborhood conditions and by SNAP use, but not the effects of these factors together or in interaction. We used restricted, geocoded data from the 1986-2012 Child and Young Adult sample of the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth with sibling fixed effects models to explore the effects of time receiving SNAP within disadvantaged neighborhoods on child obesity. Time participating in SNAP during ages 2-8 and ages 14-18 was associated with a lower proportion of time obese for children in disadvantaged neighborhoods, to an increasing degree as the level of neighborhood advantage declined. Given that most individuals who spend an extended period of time using SNAP live in the least advantaged neighborhoods, these results suggest that SNAP participation during these childhood years may help to reduce proportion of time obese as a child. Overall, results of this investigation suggest that participation in SNAP may have protective effects for children living in low-income households within disadvantaged neighborhoods.
Bibliography Citation
Vartanian, Thomas P. and Linda Houser. "The Interactive Role of SNAP Participation and Residential Neighborhood in Childhood Obesity." Journal of Children and Poverty published online (24 September 2020): DOI: 10.1080/10796126.2020.1826246.