Christopher Ruhm


Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, University of Virginia

NLS user since 2000

  • Ruhm, Christopher J. “Parental Employment and Child Cognitive Development”, Journal of Human Resources, 39(1), Winter 2004, 155-192
  • Ruhm, Christopher J. “Maternal Employment and Adolescent Development” Labour Economics, 15(5), October 2008, 958-983.
  • Baum, Charles L. and Christopher J. Ruhm, “Age, Socioeconomic Status and Obesity Growth”, Journal of Health Economics, 28(3), May 2009, 635-648.
What I learned from NLS data

The NLSY79 is a very useful data set for understanding transitions over time across a variety of domains, particularly labor market and health experiences.

Why I chose NLS data

The NLSY79 provided the best available data set for my analyses of body weight transitions over time.