PSID Child Development Supplement and the PSID Transition into Adulthood

Duke faculty members Lisa Gennetian, Christina Gibson-Davis and Lisa Keister will work together to examine how children’s experiences with household net worth poverty and income poverty influence their well-being as measured through cognitive and socio-emotional outcomes.  The sample of children aged 0-18 and their household characteristics will be constructed from existing Prospective Study of Child Development-Child Development Study (PSID-CDS) data.  Descriptive statistics and multivariate regression analyses will focus on the estimates of independent variables – net worth poverty and income poverty – on dependent variables of children’s outcomes for children by age clusters (0-5 years old, 6-11 and 12-18).  Panel data model techniques will be applied to control for as much unobserved bias as feasible.