The NICHD Population Economics Program supports research on population, behavioral, and health economics as well as research on the health care system. Specific areas of interest include the allocation of family resources within and across generations; the impact of child care arrangements on labor supply; determinants of family labor supply and economic resources; effects of health characteristics on economic behaviors; evaluations of the impact of changes in federal programs including those related to welfare, housing and child care policies on child health and development; interrelationships between health and economic status, including issues related to wealth, poverty, productivity, human capital development, and economic development; and the cost-effectiveness of interventions to improve the health and well being of children.
This Program also supports research on health services and health care financing for children and adolescents with multiple conditions; provider-level and regional variation in health expenditures, services, and outcomes for children and adolescents; and U.S. and comparative cross-national studies of the efficiency and effectiveness of health care systems.
Contact: Dr. Regina Bures
Data Sharing for Demographic Research (DSDR) is a cooperative agreement between the Demographic and Behavioral Sciences Branch of the NICHD and the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research of the University of Michigan. Collaborators include the Carolina Population Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the Minnesota Population Center at the University of Minnesota, and the Population Studies Center at the University of Michigan.
Information about data collection projects supported by the PDB is accessible through the DSDR. For more information on the DSDR, visit the project Web site at http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/DSDR/.
Archive for adolescent health and risk: The Branch supports a contract to archive datasets relating to adolescents and intervention programs for the prevention of unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections.
Contact: Dr. Regina Bures or Dr. Rebecca Clark