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20. *Bullinger, LR, JB Carr and A Packham (Forthcoming). COVID-19 and Crime: Effects of Stay-at-Home Orders on Domestic Violence. American Journal of Health Economics

19. Bullinger, LR, J Fleckman, and KT Fong. (Forthcoming). Proximity to SNAP-Authorized Retailers and Child Maltreatment ReportsEconomics & Human Biology.

18. *Bullinger, LR, KM Raissian, WJ Schneider (Forthcoming). The Power of the Future: Intergenerational Income Mobility and Child Maltreatment in the United StatesChild Abuse & Neglect


17. *Bullinger, LR and B Ward (Forthcoming). What About the Children? How the Opioid Epidemic is Affecting Child  Well-Being. Contemporary Economic Policy

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

15. *Bullinger, LR and S Tello-Trillo (Forthcoming). Connecting Medicaid and Child Support: Evidence from the TennCare Disenrollment. Review of Economics of the Household


14. Bullinger, LR (Forthcoming). Child Support and the Affordable Care Act's Medicaid ExpansionsJournal of Policy Analysis and Management.


13.Bullinger, LR and KT Fong (Forthcoming). Evictions and Local Child Maltreatment Reports. Housing Policy Debate

12. Self-Brown, S, Rueben, K, Perry, EW, Bullinger, LR, Osborne, MC, Bielecki, J, and Whitaker, D (Forthcoming). The impact of COVID-19 on the delivery of an evidence-based child maltreatment prevention program: Understanding the perspectives of SafeCare® ProvidersJournal of Family Violence 

11. *Feely, M KM Raissian, WJ Schneider and LR Bullinger (2020). The Social Welfare Policy Landscape and Child Protection Services: Opportunities For and Barriers to Creating Systems Synergy. The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 692 (November): 140-161.

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, Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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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