(*denotes equal authorship)

12. *Bullinger, LR, J Lindo, and J Schaller (Forthcoming). Economic Determinants of Child Maltreatment. Encyclopedia of Law and Economics, 2nd Edition. (pre-print here).

11. Bullinger, LR. (Forthcoming). Child Support and the Affordable Care Act Medicaid Expansions. Journal of Policy Analysis and Management.

10. *Bullinger, LR, M Feely, KM Raissian, and WJ Schneider, (2020). Heed Neglect, Disrupt Child Maltreatment: A Call to Action for Researchers. International Journal on Child Maltreatment: Research, Policy and Practice 3, 93-104.

9. Bullinger, LR and C Wing (2019). How Many Children Live with Adults with Opioid Use Disorder? Children and Youth Services Review, 104: 104381.

8. Bullinger, LR (2019). The Effect of Paid Family Leave on Infant and Parental Health in the United States.  Journal of Health Economics 66: 101-116. (pre-print here)

Media Coverage: Futurity

7. Bullinger, LR and KI Simon, (2019). Prescription Contraceptive Sales Following the Affordable Care Act. Maternal and Child Health Journal, 23(5), 657-666.

6. Kapinos, KA, LR Bullinger and T Gurley-Calvez, (2018). The Affordable Care Act, Breastfeeding, and Breast Pump Health Insurance Coverage. JAMA Pediatrics, 172(11): 1002-1004.

5. Gurley-Calvez, T, LR Bullinger, and KA Kapinos, (2018). Effect of the Affordable Care Act on Breastfeeding Outcomes. American Journal of Public Health, 108(2): 277-283.

Media Coverage: Indiana Public Media

4. Kapinos, KA, LR Bullinger and T Gurley-Calvez, (2017). Lactation Support Services and Breastfeeding Initiation: Evidence from the Affordable Care Act, Health Services Research, 52(6): 2175-2196.

Media Coverage: Slate


3. Bullinger, LR (2017). The Effect of Minimum Wages on Adolescent Fertility: A Nationwide AnalysisAmerican Journal of Public Health, 107(3): 447-452.

Media Coverage: U.S. News and World Report, KJZZ Phoenix, member NPR station, The Public Health Post, The Bloomington Herald-TimesLos Angeles Times, New York Times


2. Raissian, KM and LR Bullinger, (2017). Money Matters: Does Increasing the Minimum Wage Reduce Child Maltreatment? Children and Youth Services Review, 72, 60–70.

Media Coverage: Fast CompanyMSNIndiana Public MediaBritish Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) World Service Live, New York Times


1. Bullinger, LR and T Gurley-Calvez, (2016). WIC Participation and Maternal Behavior: Breastfeeding and Work Leave. Contemporary Economic Policy, 34(1): 158-172.


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