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Author: Balistreri, Kelly Stamper
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1. Balistreri, Kelly Stamper
Welfare and the Children of Immigrants: Transmission of Dependence or Investment in the Future?
Ph.D. Dissertation, Bowling Green State University, 2006. DAI-A 67/04, Oct 2006.
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Cohort(s): NLSY97
Publisher: ProQuest Dissertations & Theses (PQDT)
Keyword(s): Children; College Enrollment; Current Population Survey (CPS) / CPS-Fertility Supplement; Demography; Educational Attainment; High School Completion/Graduates; Immigrants; Intergenerational Patterns/Transmission; Labor Force Participation; Modeling, Logit; Welfare

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The public concern that immigrant families might be using a disproportionate share of social benefits and transmitting some form of public dependency to their children, combined with the rising levels of immigrants entering the country, fueled the passage of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act in 1996, which limited public assistance to many immigrant families. This dissertation uses the Current Population Survey and the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997 to explore the association between exposure to welfare and young adult outcomes of educational attainment and labor force participation with a focus on parental nativity status as well as broad country of origin group.

A group-level analysis is performed using linear probability models on aggregate national-origin groups to ascertain whether the welfare use of an immigrant group affects the average level of high school graduation, college enrollment, and welfare participation of the second generation, net of immigrant groups education level. An additional analysis assesses the relationship between prior parental welfare legacy and subsequent outcomes at the micro-level of the individual using binary and multinomial logit models.

Results from the CPS analysis provide no evidence of an intergenerational correlation in welfare receipt across immigrant generations, but do provide descriptive evidence of a positive correlation between immigrant first generation welfare receipt and the young adult second generation educational attainment. The NLSY97 analysis shows a persistent negative association between welfare legacy and high school graduation; a negative association that is most pronounced for children of natives. Results of this study also show the largest effect of welfare receipt among the most disadvantaged group, the young adult children of immigrants from Mexican and Central American countries. The main finding of this study suggests that the negative impacts of welfare receipt might be lessened and in some cases reversed among the young adults from immigrant families. Such findings challenge the common notion that immigrant families use welfare as a crutch across generations and raise serious concern about U.S. immigration and welfare policies.

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Balistreri, Kelly Stamper. Welfare and the Children of Immigrants: Transmission of Dependence or Investment in the Future? Ph.D. Dissertation, Bowling Green State University, 2006. DAI-A 67/04, Oct 2006..
2. Balistreri, Kelly Stamper
Welfare and the Children of Immigrants: Transmission of Dependence or Investment in the Future?
Population Research and Policy Review 29,5 (October 2010): 715-743.
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Cohort(s): NLSY97
Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publishers
Keyword(s): Benefits, Child Tax; Benefits, Fringe; College Enrollment; High School Completion/Graduates; Hispanic Studies; Immigrants; Intergenerational Patterns/Transmission; Labor Force Participation; Welfare

Permission to reprint the abstract has not been received from the publisher.

The public concern that immigrant families might be using a disproportionate share of social benefits and transmitting some form of public dependency to their children, combined with the rising levels of immigrants entering the country, fueled the passage of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act in 1996, which limited public assistance to many immigrant families. This paper uses the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997 to explore the association between exposure to welfare and young adult outcomes of high school graduation, college enrollment and labor force participation with a focus on parental nativity status as well as broad country of origin group. Results indicate a persistent negative association between welfare legacy and high school graduation; a negative association that is most pronounced for children of natives. Results also show the largest positive effect of welfare receipt among the most disadvantaged group, the young adult children of immigrants from Mexican and Central American countries. The main finding of this study suggests that the negative impacts of welfare receipt might be lessened and in some cases reversed among the young adults from immigrant families. Such findings challenge the common notion that immigrant families use welfare as a crutch across generations and raise serious concern about U.S. immigration and welfare policies. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
Bibliography Citation
Balistreri, Kelly Stamper. "Welfare and the Children of Immigrants: Transmission of Dependence or Investment in the Future?" Population Research and Policy Review 29,5 (October 2010): 715-743.
3. Balistreri, Kelly Stamper
Fee, Holly R.
Overweight, Obesity and Health-Related Quality of Life in Early Adulthood
Presented: San Diego CA, Population Association of America Annual Meeting, April-May 2015
Cohort(s): NLSY97
Publisher: Population Association of America
Keyword(s): Body Mass Index (BMI); Health, Mental; Health/Health Status/SF-12 Scale; Obesity; Weight

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Rising levels of obesity are a major problem in the United States. As well as affecting the early onset of disease, recent evidence suggests that obesity is associated with a loss in health related quality of life (HRQoL). The primary objective of this study is to identify the relationship between body weight and health related quality of life during young adulthood. Using data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997, we utilize the "Health at 29" questions to construct physical (PCS-12) and mental (MCS-12) SF-12 measures of HQRoL. The SF-12 consists of 12 items that measure eight health domains: physical functioning, physical role limitations, general health, bodily pain, mental health, vitality, social functioning, and emotional role limitations. Multivariate linear regressions, using PCS-12 and MCS-12 as outcome variables, are conducted separately for men and women.
Bibliography Citation
Balistreri, Kelly Stamper and Holly R. Fee. "Overweight, Obesity and Health-Related Quality of Life in Early Adulthood." Presented: San Diego CA, Population Association of America Annual Meeting, April-May 2015.