"The Impact of Recreational Cannabis Laws on Black Women’s Marriage"
The incarceration rate of black males has increased since the war on drugs began in the 1970s. This has coincided with a decline in the marriage rate for black females. In this paper, I test this link directly by using the relaxation of existing cannabis legislation over the past decade, which has led to a reduction in the drug-related arrests of blacks. Also, I present difference in differences estimation results and an event study that show that legalizing recreational cannabis increases the odds of marriage for loweducated black females. The link is larger for low-educated, low-income females.
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"The Effect of ACA Medicaid Expansions on Income Inequality" (with S. O. Onal, and S. J. Adams)
"Machine Learning Approach to Predict Long-Term Chronic Diseases"
"Impact of Childrens Medicaid and CHIP Access on Parents"