The Long Term Impact of Childhood Exposure to the Safety-Net: Evidence from State Unemployment Insurance Generosity

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Early Career Research Award


Can exposure to unemployment insurance in childhood improve future human capital and labor market outcomes? Is there heterogeneity in the effects when children are exposed to unemployment insurance in conjunction with other social safety-net programs? I plan to investigate these questions using a novel data set that links children observed in the Survey of Income and Program Participation to social security administration data on their future earnings.