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Working Papers

“The Effects of Income Inequality in U.S. States: Health Disparities across the Life Course.” Presented at the Population Association of America (PAA) Conference, April 2018.

“Coming of Age in an Unequal State: The Life Course Effects of Economic Inequality.”  Presented at the American Sociological Association (ASA) Conference, August 2017.

“The Life Course Influence of Economic Inequality on Individual Health and Health Behavior.”  Presented at the Tobin Project Conference on Inequality and Decision-Making, August 2016.

“Trickle-down Politics: Governors’ Influence on State Implementation of Federal Social Policy.”  With Daniel Honig.

“The Blue Collar Penalty: Explaining Educational Class Gaps in Work Disability.”

“Ideology Matters: The Production of Culture Perspective and Church Music in the English Reformation.”