Wednesday, January 13, 2016

ACA and employment

The Washington Post reports how several recent articles find essentially no effect of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) on employment to date among Medicaid populations or part-time workers. The authors point out that long-term effects could differ from the short-term effects that these studies measure, however.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Marriage and health

Last year, Vox posted a helpful summary of a paper on the protective effect of marriage that utilized panel data in the PSID to help control for the selection of healthy people into marriage. The authors found that about half of the protective effects associated with marriage appeared to reflect selection.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Unauthorized data visualizer

The Center for Migration Studies provides an online data visualizer that shows estimated characteristics of unauthorized immigrants, courtesy of extensive work by U-MN's Rob Warren. Pew also estimates authorization status in Census data and produces reports on trends, one of which concerns unauthorized workers by industry.