LINDSEY ROSE BULLINGER
I am an Assistant Professor in the School of Public Policy at Georgia Tech. My research examines how public policies affect children and families’ health and well-being, especially low-income families. My work has been published (or is forthcoming) in American Journal of Health Economics, Journal of Health Economics, Journal of Policy Analysis & Management, Review of Economics of the Household, Contemporary Economic Policy, ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, Economics & Human Biology, Children and Youth Services Review, Child Abuse & Neglect, Health Services Research, American Journal of Public Health, JAMA Pediatrics, and Maternal and Child Health Journal, among others. It has been funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy, the Spencer Foundation, and Pew Charitable Trusts. I earned my Ph.D. from Indiana University in April 2018.
A $1 increase in the minimum wage leads to a 10% reduction in reports of child neglect.
Paid Family Leave in California improved overall infant health and maternal mental health.
Paid Family Leave
The ACA & breastfeeding
The ACA increased breastfeeding rates by 2% and breastfeeding duration by 10%.
The Affordable Care Act's Contraceptive Mandate
increased sales of the injectable contraceptive, but did not affect the IUD, implant, pill or patch.
and adolescent fertility
A $1 increase in the minimum wage reduces adolescent birth rates by 2%.