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 in American Journal of Health Economics, Journal of Health Economics, Journal of Policy Analysis & Management, Health Affairs, Southern Economic Journal, Review of Economics of the Household, Contemporary Economic Policy, Economics & Human Biology, Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, Children and Youth Services Review, Child Abuse & Neglect, Health Services Research, American Journal of Public Health, JAMA Pediatrics, BMC Pediatrics, Maternal and Child Health Journal, and Journal of Family Issues, 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.
Opioid Use & Child Maltreatment
Increases in opioid-related mortality and emergency department visits are associated with increased foster care entry
ACA Medicaid Expansions
Parent & Child Health
SNAP & Child Maltreatment
One more neighborhood SNAP-store reduces child maltreatment by 4.5%
by more than 10 percentage points
The ACA Increased Medicaid Coverage Among Former Foster Youth
The ACA Medicaid Expansions & Child Support
The ACA Medicaid Expansions Increased Child Support by 8.5%
Greater income mobility is associated with lower child maltreatment reports
Especially in non-metro areas
A $1 increase in the minimum wage leads to a 10% reduction in reports of child neglect.
The ACA & breastfeeding
The ACA increased breastfeeding rates by 2% and breastfeeding duration by 10%.
and adolescent fertility
A $1 increase in the minimum wage reduces adolescent birth rates by 2%.
Paid Family Leave in California improved overall infant health and maternal mental health.
Paid Family Leave
The Affordable Care Act's Contraceptive Mandate
increased sales of the injectable contraceptive, but did not affect the IUD, implant, pill or patch.