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Essays on income taxes and household production
Couples make dynamic joint decisions, including how much each spouse works at home and in the market throughout life. By building a dynamic model of taxation, I quantify the welfare gains of moving to a gender-based tax. ...
Gender, aging, and major depressive disorder in Ukraine
The World Health Organization has made global mental health a priority since making it the center of world health day 2001, yet much of the current literature on mental health examines the subject within the context of the ...
Social ties and physical activity patterns over the life course : gender, race, and age variations
In this dissertation I explore the lived experiences and meanings underlying population patterns linking social ties and exercise. To do so, I frame an analysis of qualitative data from 60 in-depth interviews with 15 white ...
Trajectories of Life Satisfaction During the First 10 Years Following Traumatic Brain Injury
To examine the predictive relationships of functional ability, gender, and age on the longitudinal trajectories of life satisfaction across 10 years following onset of traumatic brain injury (TBI). Participants were part ...
Elders' Opinions on the Right to Die: Factors that make a Difference
Given that the elder segment of the United States’ population will soon account for 20% of our overall population, the opinions and welfare of our elders has become increasingly important. This has led to the resurgence ...