Janet Currie


Department of Economics, Princeton University

Former member, NLS Technical Review Committee

NLS user since 1990

  • Currie, Janet. “Inequality at Birth: Some Causes and Consequences,” American Economic Review, May 2011, 101 #3, 1-22
  • Currie, Janet and Mark Stabile. “Child Mental Health and Human Capital Accumulation: The Case of ADHD,” Journal of Health Economics, 25 #6, Nov. 2006, 1094-1118.
  • Currie, Janet and V. Joseph Hotz. "Accidents Will Happen? Unintentional Injury, Maternal Employment, and Child Care Policy," Journal of Health Economics, v23 #1, January 2004, 25-59.
  • Currie, Janet and Duncan Thomas. "Does Head Start Help Hispanic Children?," Journal of Public Economics, 74 #2, November, 1999, 235-262.
  • Currie, Janet and Rosemary Hyson. "Is the Impact of Health Shocks Cushioned by Socioeconomic Status?: The Case of Birth Weight," American Economic Review, May 1999, 89 #2, 245-250.
  • Currie, Janet and Duncan Thoma. "Does Head Start Make A Difference?," The American Economic Review, June 1995, 85 #3, 341-364.
What I learned from NLS data

I have learned that things that happen early in a child's life, even in utero, have long lasting effects on their future outcomes including their test scores, health, and schooling attainment.

Why I chose NLS data

The NLS is unique in allowing linkage of parents' circumstances with a wide range of child outcomes measured over a long period of time.