Associate Professor of Social Work; Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research
Dr. Neeraj Kaushal is Associate Professor of Social Work, and Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. She is also a Research Fellow at IZA - the Institute for the Study of Labor, Bonn, Germany. She is a labor and health economist, and her research focus is on how policies and events affect the well-being of low-income families with special emphasis on immigrants.
- Welfare reform
- Health insurance and health
- Poverty and family expenditures
- Globalization and international social welfare
- Effects of Nurse Immigration on Employment and Earnings of U.S. Nurses
- Healthcare utilization and health trajectories of immigrants
- Geographic dispersion of immigrants in the U.S.
- Undocumented immigrants
- Welfare reform & Elderly Immigrants
- Family Expenditures & Poverty
- Food stamps and obesity
Books & Chapters
Kaushal, N., & Gao, Q. (forthcoming). Food stamp program and consumption choices in low-educated single mother families. In M. Grossman (Ed.), Economic aspects of obesity. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Gao, Q., Kaushal, N., & Waldfogel, J. (2009). How have welfare reform and the earned income tax credit affected family expenditures? In J. Ziliak (Ed.), Welfare reform and its long-term consequences for America's poor. London: Cambridge University Press.
Fix, M., Capps, R., & Kaushal, N. (2009). Welfare reform and immigrants: An overview. In M. Fix (Ed.), Immigration children and families on welfare reform’s 10th anniversary. New York: Russell Sage.
Kaushal, N., & Reimers, C. (2007). How economists have studied the immigrant family. In M. Bornstein, K. Deater-Deckard, & J. E. Lansford (Eds.), Immigrant families: Multidisciplinary views on the 21st century. New York: Guilford Press.
Kaushal, N., Reimers, C., & Reimers, D. (2007). Immigrants and the economy. In M. Walters & R. Ueda with B. H. Marrow (Eds.), The new Americans: A guide to immigration since 1965, Cambridge: Harvard University Press.
Kaushal, N., & Fix, M. (forthcoming). The contributions of high-skilled immigrants. In M. Fix (Ed.), Contributions of immigrants to the United States. Also published as Insight, July 2006, No. 16. Migration Policy Institute: Washington DC.
Garfinkel, I., Kaushal, N., Teitler, J., & Garcia, S. (2005). Vulnerability and resilience: New Yorkers respond to 9/11. In N. Foner (Ed.), Wounded city: The social effects of the World Trade Center attack on New York City. New York: Russell Sage.
Kaushal, N. (1997). Press and democracy in India. In G. H. Peiris (Ed.), Studies on the press in Sri Lanka and South Asia, International Centre for Ethnic Studies, Sri Lanka.
Kaushal, N. (forthcoming). Elderly immigrants’ labor supply response to Supplemental Security Income. Journal of Policy Analysis and Management.
Kaushal, N., & Nepomnyaschy, L. (2009). Wealth, race/ethnicity, and children's educational outcomes. Children and Youth Services Review, 31, 963-971.
Kaushal, N. (2009). Adversities of acculturation? Prevalence of obesity among immigrants. Health Economics, 18(3).
Kaushal, N. (2008). In-state tuition for the undocumented: Education effects on Mexican young adults. Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 27(4), 771-792.
Kaushal, N. (2007). Do food stamps cause obesity? Evidence from immigrant experience. Journal of Health Economics, 26(5), 968-991.
Kaushal, N., Gao, Q., & Waldfogel, J. (2007). Welfare reform and family expenditures: How are single mothers adapting to the new welfare and work regime? Social Service Review, 81(3), 369-396.
(Recipient of the 2008 Frank R. Breul Memorial Prize for the best article published in the Social Service Review in 2007 and selected as one of top 20 for the Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for Excellence in Work-Family Research).
Kaushal, N., Kaestner, R., & Reimers, C. (2007). Labor market effects of September 11th on Arab and Muslim residents of the U.S. Journal of Human Resources, 42(2), 275–308.
Kaushal, N., & Kaestner, R. (2007). Welfare reform and the health of immigrant women and their children. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 9(2), 61-74.
Kaestner, R., & Kaushal, N. (2007). Welfare reform and immigrants: Does the five year ban matter? Research in Labor Economics, 25(2), 311-347.
Kaushal, N. (2006). Amnesty programs and the labor market outcomes of undocumented workers. Journal of Human Resources, 14(3), 631-647.
Kaushal, N. (2005). New immigrants’ location choices: Magnets without welfare. Journal of Labor Economics, 23(1), 59-80.
Kaushal, N., & Kaestner, R. (2005). Welfare reform and health insurance of immigrants. Health Services Research, 40(3), 697-722.
Kaestner, R., & Kaushal, N. (2005). Immigrant and native responses to welfare reform. Journal of Population Economics, 18(1), 69-92.
Kaestner, R., & Kaushal, N. (2003). Welfare reform and health insurance coverage of low-income families. Journal of Health Economics, 22(6), 959-981.
Kaestner, R., Kaushal, N., & Van Ryzin, G. (2003). Migration consequences of welfare reform. Journal of Urban Economics, 53(3), 357-376.
Kaushal, N., & Kaestner, R. (2001). From welfare to work: Has welfare reform worked? Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 20(4), 699-719.