Research in Progress

(Re-)Submitted Papers

Risk Factors for Early Natural Menopause: Evidence from the 1958 and 1970 British birth cohorts“, with D. Peycheva, A. Sullivan, R. Hardy, A. Bryson and G. Ploubidis. Resubmitted at BMC Women’s Health.

“The Value of Health Insurance: A Household Job Search Approach” (with R. Ginja and R. Narita). IFS WP 18-20. IZA DP 11706. HCEO WP 2018-050. Most downloaded HCEO and IFS WP in the months of August and September 2018. Featured in the HCEO Research Spotlight. Winner of the 2nd prize at the Brazil Econometric Society 2017. Submitted.

“Effect of Health Insurance in India: A Randomized Controlled Trial” (with A. Malani, P. Holtzman, K. Imai, C. Kinnan, M. Miller, S.Swaminathan, A. Voena and B. Woda). IFS WP 21-47. HCEO WP 2021-055. NBER WP 29576. IZA DP 14913. Featured in BFI InsightsIdeas for India and VoxDev. Updated longer version submitted.

In Preparation for Submission

Severe Prenatal Shocks and Adolescent Health: Evidence from the Dutch Hunger Winter, with S. Poupakis, P. Ekamper, G. Bjiward and L.H. Lumey. CEPR DP 16633. IFS WP 21-36. IZA DP 14789. HCEO WP 2021-56. Featured in VoxEU.

“Medium-Term Health Effects of Prenatal and Infant/Toddler Home Visiting Programs by Nurses”, with D. Olds et al.

Beyond Birthweight: The Origins of Human Capital” (with K. Godfrey, M. Hanson, H. Inskip, S. Crozier and C. Cooper), IFS WP 18-30, HCEO WP 2018-89, IZA DP 13296.

“Consequences of Health at Birth” (with E. Björkegren, A. Butikofer, M. Palme and K. Salvanes).

“The Health Effects of Early Interventions: Evidence from Sure Start” (with S. Cattan, C. Farquharson and R. Ginja). IFS WP 21-43. CEPR DP 16730. HCEO WP 2021-51, IZA DP 14868. Featured in The Conversation. Reported in The Guardian, The Telegraph, the Standard, the Daily Mail, the Mirror, the BMJ, Nursery World, CYP Now, Yorkshire Post. Under revision.

“The Biology of Child Development: DNA Experimental Evidence from Colombia” (with O. Attanasio, P. Jervis and C. Meghir).

“(Growing) Up in Smoke? The impact of prenatal and postnatal maternal smoking on child development” (with S. Cattan and F. Salvati).

Work in Progress

“Workforce quality in early intervention: Evidence from a large-scale home-visiting programme” (with S. Cattan and C. Farquharson). Winner of the 3rd prize for best paper at the Essen Health Conference 2018.

For Better or Worse? Subjective Expectations and Cost-Benefit Trade-Offs in Health Behavior: An Application to Lockdown Compliance in the United Kingdom” (with P. Giustinelli). Featured in Bocconi Knowledge, D magazine of La Repubblica, and in Vanity Fair Italy.

The effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on time use, beliefs, investments and child development for first-time parents in England” (with M. Giannola and A. Toppeta).

Short- and Medium-Term Effects of In-Utero Health Interventions: Evidence from the Treatment of Gestational Diabetes” (with P. Rodrigues-Lesmes).

Genes, Parental Education, and Inequalities in Human Capital: Evidence from two British Cohorts” (with P. Wu).

The impacts of COVID-19 on Health Visiting Services in UK: FOI and Survey Evidence” (with D. D’Mello). Being updated with new data. Older FOI version. Older survey version. Covered in UCL NewsNursery World with a comment by Russell Viner (RCPCH President), IHV News with a comment by Cheryll Adams (IHV Director), Local Government Chronicle, and Nursing Standard and Nursing Times, both with a reply by the Department for Health and Social Care; CYP Now, Yahoo Style and Nursery World again with an opinion piece by Russell Viner (RCPCH President). and in the Guardian. Featured in BBC Radio 4 File on 4 “Expecting alone” (I speak at 19:25). Included as part of the evidence submitted by the Institute of Health Visiting to the Committee on the effects of COVID-19 on maternity and parental leave. Cited in the Westminster Hall Debate on maternal mental health led by Sarah Olney MP. Reported in “The Week in Public Services” by the Institute of Government. Referred to in relation to the BBC News coverage by Branwen Jeffreys of the EEF report on the damage of the lockdown to child speech and language skills.