Past Research Using KRDC Data

For examples of past research using KRDC data, see this searchable database.  For examples of current approved projects in the FSRDC system, see the CES Annual Report. Appendix 3 of this report lists abstracts of current projects.

Current Projects Using Data from U.S. Census Bureau

“Wells and Well Being: How the Shale Energy Revolution is Changing Rural Families” Michael Betz (Ohio State University)
This project seeks to identify the impacts of shale energy development on key family and community demographic outcomes using restricted access data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (ACS). The project will deliver benefit to the Census Bureau by analyzing demographic, social, and economic processes that affect Census bureau programs (Criterion 2) and create new estimates of population characteristics not identified by the Census Bureau (Criterion 11).

Current Projects Using Data from National Center for Health Statistics

“The Relationship Between SNAP and Mortality” Colleen Heflin (Syracuse University) and James Ziliak (University of Kentucky)
This study assesses the relationship between SNAP participation and the probability of premature mortality using nationally-representative data from the 1997-2009 National Health Interview Survey linked to National Death Index (NDI) data on all deaths occurring from 1997 to 2011.

“The Effects of the Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 (CHIPRA) New Option for Pregnant Non-Citizens on Their Hospital Utilization and Infant's Health” Grace Hwang (Ohio State University)
This study examines the effects of the Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 (CHIPRA) new option for pregnant non-citizens on their hospital utilization and infant health. Using two sources of variation, states’ decision to participate in CHIPRA new option (opt-in or opt-out) and years staying in the United States (less than 5 years or between 10 and 14 years), the project uses the National Health Interview Survey from 1998-2014 to estimate the impact of Medicaid/CHIP coverage on female immigrants’ healthcare utilization and infant’s health outcomes.

“Explaining Health Disparities in the Sexual Minority Population: The Role of Neighborhood Effects” Matthew Ruther (University of Louisville) and Ning Hsieh (Michigan State University)
Although the idea of “neighborhood effects” is well-established in the health literature, whether these effects are different for sexual minority/LGBT populations is unknown. The aim of this research is use data from the National Health Interview Survey from 2013-2016, along with summary tract-level data from the American Community Survey, to model health outcomes and access to care of LGBT individuals, relative to straight individuals, accounting for differences in individual factors and structural characteristics of the neighborhood.

“The Impacts of the Access to Prenatal Care on the Benefits of Next Generation: Using the CHIP Unborn Child Option” Grace Hwang (Ohio State University)
Using the National Health Interview Survey from 1998-2014, this study investigates the impact of the prenatal care eligibility on health outcomes during early childhood (from age 0 to 6). In 2002, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) allowed pregnant women to access to prenatal care regardless of legal immigration status, the ``CHIP unborn child option''. This project uses this state-level variation in whether to opt in and the timing of policy adoption to identify whether the reform affected health among young children.

KRDC also hosts several internal Census Bureau projects