Maria Schletzbaum, Amy Kind, et al, “Age-Stratified Thirty-Day Rehospitalization and Mortality and Predictors of Rehospitalization among Patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: a Medicare cohort study”

Young adults with lupus on Medicare had very high 30-day rehospitalization at 36%. Considering socioeconomic disadvantage and comorbidities provided good prediction of rehospitalization risk, particularly in young adults. Young lupus beneficiaries with comorbidities should be a focus of programs aimed at reducing rehospitalizations.

Megan Bea and Kallista Bley, “(Un) conditional consumer protections in high‐cost lending regulation: impacts on local lending geographies”

Regulation of small-dollar lending in the United States is heterogeneous, leaving open the question about what policy designs work best for protecting consumers. We compare the effectiveness of regulations that include a consumer eligibility component and regulations that apply to all consumers, centering our analyses on communities with disproportionate exposure to high-interest lending storefronts.

Alejandra Ros Pilarz et al, “Making Sense of Childcare Instability Among Families with Low Incomes: (Un)desired and (Un)planned Reasons for Changing Childcare Arrangements.”

Childcare instability can negatively affect family well-being. Yet not all childcare changes are bad for families. This qualitative study (N = 85) examines work, family, provider, and subsidy-related factors contributing to childcare changes among families with low incomes. We focus on the desirability—the extent to which parents wanted to leave their provider—and the planned nature of childcare changes—the extent to which parents anticipated the change and had time to plan.

New Grants around CDE

Deb Ehrenthal and Lonnie Berger received R01 funding from NICHD for their project on “Prenatal Opioid Exposure: Birth, Health, Socioeconomic, and Educational Outcomes of Mothers and Their Children.” The research team has assembled a database of …