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Health and Wealth in a Lifecycle Model (with Ananth Seshadri), August, 2012

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A New Test of Borrowing Constraints for Education (with Meta Brown and Ananth Seshadri), Review of Economic Studies, forthcoming

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An Assessment of the Effectiveness of Anti-Poverty Programs in the United States (with Yonatan Ben-Shalom and Robert Moffitt, May 2011, forthcoming in the Oxford Handbook of the Economics of Poverty, P. Jefferson (ed.), Oxford University Press

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The National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program:  Evidence on Participation and Noncompliance (with Molly Dahl), March 2011

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Facial Attractiveness and Lifetime Earnings:  Evidence from a Cohort Study (with Kamil Sicinski), February 2011

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Are All Americans Saving "Optimally" for Retirement? (with William Gale and Ananth Seshadri), December 2009

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Children and Household Wealth (with Ananth Seshadri), July 2009

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The Effects of Financial Education in the Workplace:  Evidence from a Survey of Employers (with Pat Bayer and Doug Bernheim),  2009, Economic Inquiry, October, 605-624 (winner of best paper award in 2009)

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Trends in Income Support (with Robert Moffitt and Benjamin Cowan), in Changing Poverty, Changing Policies, M. Cancian and S. Danziger (eds.), Russell Sage Foundation, New York:  New York, 2009, 203-241 

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Introduction, in Making the Work-Based Safety Net Work Better (with Carolyn Heinrich), Russell Sage Foundation, New York:  New York, 2009, 1-22  

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The Assets and Liabilities Held By Low-Income Families (with Ananth Seshadri), in Insufficient Funds, R. Blank and M. Barr (eds.), Russell Sage Foundation, New York:  New York, 2009, 25-65

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Can Administrative Data on Child Support Be Used to Improve the EITC?  Evidence from Wisconsin (with Joe Hotz), National Tax Journal, 61, June 2008, 189-203

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Taxation and Poverty, New Palgrave, L. Blume and S. Durlauf (eds), 2008

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Employment-Based Tax Credits, December 2007, a Hamilton Project Discussion Paper and Policy Brief

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Tied Transfers (with Meta Brown, Maurizio Mazzocco, and Ananth Seshadri), September 2006

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Are Americans Saving 'Optimally' for Retirement?  (with Ananth Seshadri and Surachai Khitatrakun), Journal of Political Economy, 114(4), August 2006, 607-643

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Examining the Effect of the Earned Income Tax Credit on the Labor Market Participation of Families on Welfare (with Joe Hotz and Charlie Mullin), December 2005

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Do Estate and Gift Taxes Affect the Timing of Private Transfers? (with Doug Bernheim and Rob Lemke),  Journal of Public Economics, 88(12), December 2004, 2617-2634.

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U.S. Black-White Wealth Inequality:  A Survey (with Kara Levine), in Social Inequality, K. Neckerman (ed.), Russell Sage Foundation, 2004, 895-929

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The Earned Income Tax Credit (with Joe Hotz), in Means-Tested Transfer Programs in the United States, R. Moffitt (ed.), The University of Chicago Press and NBER, 2003, 141-197

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WIC Eligibility and Participation (with Marianne Bitler and Janet Currie), Journal of Human Resources, Special Issue on Income Volatility and Implications for Food Assistance Programs, Volume 38, 2003, 1139-1179

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"Saving Incentives in the U.S." (with Surachai Khitatrakun), in Pension Policy in an Integrating Europe, E. Fornero and O. Castellino (editors), Edward Elgar, 2003, 127-151

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Welfare, Employment and Income:  Evidence on the Effects of Benefit Reductions in California (with Joe Hotz and Charlie Mullin), American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings, May 2002, 380-384

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"Measuring Employment and Income Outcomes for Low-Income Populations with Administrative and Survey Data," with V. Joseph Hotz, in Studies of Welfare Populations: Data Collection and Research Issues, National Research Council: National Academy Press, 2002, 275-315

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The Evolution of Income Support Policy (with Kara Levine), in Understanding Poverty, Danziger and Haveman (eds.), Harvard University Press and Russell Sage Foundation, 2001, 193-228

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"Welfare Reform in the United States" (with Robert Haveman), in A New Paradigm for Social Welfare in the New Millennium, (L. Cho, H. Moon, Y. Kim, and S. Lee, eds.), Korean Development Institute Press, 2005, 25-53

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