Award Year


Award Type

Honorable Mention

Dissertation Advisor

Charles Manski


My thesis includes three chapters that collectively extend the literatures on welfare program participation and survey sampling. Chapters 2 and 3 reassess the effect that growing up in an AFDC household has on future welfare participation using data from the Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID), while Chapter 4 empirically examines a method for drawing inferences that account for the fact that the PSID includes multiple respondents from the same household.

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