Duncan Thomas
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Working papers

Mexicans in America. Maria Genoni, Gabriela Farfan, Luis Rubalcava, Graciela Teruel, Duncan Thomas and Andrea Velasquez. February 2017.

Publications

2020

Effects of a natural disaster on mortality risks over the longer term. Elizabeth Frankenberg, Cecep Sumantri and Duncan Thomas. Nature Sustainability, 11 May 2020.
doi:https://doi.org/10.1038/s41893-020-0536-3

2019

Impact of violent crime on risk aversion: Evidence from the Mexican drug war. Ryan Brown, Veronica Montalva, Duncan Thomas and Andrea Velasquez. Review of Economics and Statistics, 101.5 892-904

2018

The Great Recession worsened blood pressure and blood glucose levels in American adults. Teresa Seeman, Duncan Thomas, Sharon Stein Merkin, Kari Moore, Karol Watson and Arun Karlamangla. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 115(13) 3296-3301, March, 2018.

HPLC-based measurement of glycated hemoglobin using dried blood spots collected under adverse conditions. Duncan Thomas, Teresa Seeman, Alan Potter, Peifeng Hu, Eileen Crimmins, Elizabeth Henny Herningtyas, Cecep Sumantri and Elizabeth Frankenberg. March, 2018. Forthcoming in Biodemography and Social Biology.

Human capital and shocks: Evidence on education, health and nutrition. Elizabeth Frankenberg and Duncan Thomas. January, 2018. Forthcoming in Chris Barrett, Michael Carter and Jean-Paul Chavas (eds.) The Economics of Poverty Traps University of Chicago Press.

2017

Adult mortality five years after a natural disaster: Evidence from the Indian Ocean Tsunami. Jessica Y. Ho, Elizabeth Frankenberg, Cecep Sumantri and Duncan Thomas. Population and Development Review, 43.3:467-90, 2017.

Extended families and child well-being. Dan LaFave and Duncan Thomas. Journal of Development Economics, 126:52-65, 2017.

Height and cognition at work: Labor market productivity in a low income setting. Dan LaFave and Duncan Thomas. Economics and Human Biology, 25:52-64, 2017.

2016

Farms, families and markets: New evidence on completeness of markets in agricultural settings. Dan LaFave and Duncan Thomas. Econometrica, 84.5:1917-60, 2016.

Biological health risks and economic development. Elizabeth Frankenberg Jessica Y. Ho and Duncan Thomas. John Komlos and Inas Rashad Kelly (eds.), Oxford Handbook of Economics and Human Biology, Oxford University Press, 2016.

The evolution of well-being in the aftermath of a disaster: Evidence from Aceh and North Sumatra. Elizabeth Frankenberg Cecep Sumantri and Duncan Thomas. Helen James and Douglas Patton (eds.), The Consequences of Disasters: Demographic, planinng and policy implications, C. C. Thomas, 2016.

2015

Africans in the American labor market. Irma Elo, Elizabeth Frankenberg, Romeo Gansey and Duncan Thomas. Demography, 52.1513-42, October 2015.

The effects of mortality on fertility: Population dynamics after a natural disaster. Jenna Nobles, Elizabeth Frankenberg and Duncan Thomas. Demography, 52.1:15-38, February 2015.

Experimental methods in population studies. Duncan Thomas and Elizabeth Frankenberg. In James D. Wight (ed.) International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, Elsevier, 2015

Demographic impact of disasters. Elizabeth Frankenberg, Maria Laurito and Duncan Thomas. In James D. Wight (ed.) International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, Elsevier, 2015

2014

Endogenous co-residence and program incidence: South Africa's old age pension. Amar Hamoudi and Duncan Thomas. Journal of Development Economics, 109:30-37, July 2014.

Studying displacement after a disaster using large scale survey methods: Sumatra after the 2004 Tsunami. Clark Gray, Elizabeth Frankenberg, Thomas Gillespie, Cecep Sumantri and Duncan Thomas. Annals of the Asociation of American Geographers, 104.3:594-612, 2014.

The impact of parental death on child well-being: Evidence from the Indian Ocean tsunami. Ava Cas, Elizabeth Frankenberg, Wayan Suriastini and Duncan Thomas. Demography, 51.2:437-57, April, 2014.

Nighttime lights time series of tsunami damage and recovery in Sumatra, Indonesia. Thomas Gillespie, Elizabeth Frankenberg, Kai Fung Chum and Duncan Thomas. Remote Sensing Letters, 5.3:286-294, 2014.

2013

Contraception in Indonesia: Village midwives facilitate switching to injectable methods. Emily Weaver, Elizabeth Frankenberg, Bruce Fried, Duncan Thomas, Stephanie Wheeler and John Paul. Studies in Family Planning, 44.4:389-409. 2013.

Links between socioeconomic circumstances and changes in smoking behavior in the Mexican population: 2002-2010. Hiram Beltran-Sanchez, Duncan Thomas, Graciela Teruel, Felicia Wheaton and Eileen Crimmins. Journal of Cross Cultural Gerontology, 2013

Education, Vulnerability and Resilience after a Natural Disaster. Elizabeth Frankenberg, Bondan Sikoki, Cecep Sumantri, Wayan Suriastini and Duncan Thomas. Ecology and Society, 18.2:16, 2013.
Reprinted in Education and Differential Vulnerability to Natural Disasters (Jan Sendzimir and Bill Butz, eds.), 2014.

2012

Fertility regulation in an economic crisis. Christopher McKelvey, Elizabeth Frankenberg and Duncan Thomas. Economic Development and Cultural Change, 61.1:7-38, 2012.

Cutting the costs of attrition: Evidence from the Indonesia Family Life Survey. Firman Witoelar, Duncan Thomas Elizabeth Frankenberg, Bondan Sikoki, John Strauss, Cecep Sumantri and Wayan Suriastini Journal of Development Economics, 98.1:108-123, 2012.

2011

Mortality, family and the Indian Ocean Tsunami. Elizabeth Frankenberg, Thomas Gillespie, Samuel Preston, Bondan Sikoki and Duncan Thomas. Economic Journal, 121:554:F162-82, 2011.

Links between childhood and adult social circumstances and obesity and hypertension in the Mexican population. Hiram Beltran-Sanchez, Eileen Crimmins Graciela Teruel and Duncan Thomas. Journal of Aging and Health, 23.7:1141-64, 2011.

Global Aging. Elizabeth Frankenberg and Duncan Thomas. in Robert Binstock and Linda George (eds.), Handbook of Aging in the Social Sciences, London: Academic Press. 2011.

2010

Health and socio-economic status: The importance of causal pathways. Duncan Thomas. in Boris Pelskovic and Justin Yifu Lin (eds.) World Bank Annual Conference on Development Economics, 2010.

2009

Mental health before, during and after an economic crisis: Results from Indonesia 1993-2000. Jed Friedman and Duncan Thomas World Bank Economic Review, 23.1, 57-76, 2009.

Investment, time preferences and public transfers paid to women. Luis Rubalcava , Graciela Teruel and Duncan Thomas. Economic Development and Cultural Change, 57.3:507-38, 2009.

2008

Mental health in Sumatra after the Tsunami. Elizabeth Frankenberg, Jed Friedman, Thomas Gillespie, Nick Ingwersen, Robert Pynoos, Bondan Sikoki, Alan Steinberg, Cecep Sumantri Wayan Suriastini). and Duncan Thomas. American Journal of Public Health, 98:1671-1677, 2008.

Nutritional status during an economic crisis: Evidence from Russia. Steven Stillman and Duncan Thomas. Economic Journal 118.531:1385-1417, 2008.

Collecting and utilizing biological indicators in social science surveys. Duncan Thomas and Elizabeth Frankenberg Biosocial Surveys Maxine Weinstein and James Vaupel (eds.), National Academies Press, 2008.

Assessing health and education services in the aftermath of a disaster. Elizabeth Frankenberg, Jed Friedman, Fadia Saadah, Bondan Sikoki, Wayan Suriastini Cecep Sumantri and Duncan Thomas. In Fadia Amin, Jishnu Das and Markus Goldstein (eds.) Are you being served? New tools for measuring service delivery, 2008, Washington: World Bank Publications.

2007

Health over the life course. John Strauss and Duncan Thomas. In T. Paul Schultz and J. Strauss, (eds), Handbook of Development Economics, 2007.

Assessment and prediction of natural hazards from satellite imagery. Thomas Gillespie, Jasmine Chu, Elizabeth Frankenberg and Duncan Thomas Progress in Physical Geography, 31.5:459-70, 2007.

Household surveys. Duncan Thomas. L. Blume and S. Durlauf (eds), New Palgrave Dictionary, 2007.

2006

Household responses to the financial crisis in Indonesia. Duncan Thomas and Elizabeth Frankenberg. In Ann Harrison (ed), Globalization and Poverty, 2006. University of Chicago Press

2005 and earlier

Explaining family change and variation. Judith Seltzer, Christine Bachrach, Suzanne Bianchi, Caroline Bledsoe, Lynne Casper, Lindsay Chase-Lansdale, Thomas DiPrete, Joseph Hotz, Philip Morgan, Seth Sanders and Duncan Thomas. Journal of Marriage and Family 2005, 67.4:908-25.

Can expanding access to basic health care improve children's health status? Lessons from Indonesia's "Midwife in the Village" program. Elizabeth Frankenberg, Wayan Suriastini and Duncan Thomas. Population Studies 2005, 59.1:5-19.

Health consequences of forest fires in Indonesia. Elizabeth Frankenberg, Douglas McKee and Duncan Thomas. Demography. Feb 2005, 42.1:109-29

Education during a crisis. Duncan Thomas, Kathleen Beegle, Elizabeth Frankenberg, Bondan Sikoki, John Strauss and Graciela Teruel, Journal of Development Economics 2004, 74.1:53-86.

Economic shocks, wealth and welfare. Elizabeth Frankenberg, James P. Smith, and Duncan Thomas, Journal of Human Resources 2003, 38.2:280-321.

Distribution of power within the household and child health. Duncan Thomas, Elizabeth Frankenberg and Dante Contreras March, 2002

Remembrances of things past: Test-retest reliability of retrospective migration histories. James P. Smith and Duncan Thomas, Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Part A, 2003, 166.1:23-49.

Health, nutrition and economic prosperity. Duncan Thomas and Elizabeth Frankenberg Bulletin of the World Health Organisation, 2002, 80.2:106-113

Bargaining power within couples and use of prenatal and delivery care in Indonesia. Kathleen Beegle Elizabeth Frankenberg and Duncan Thomas, Studies in Family Planning, June, 2001, 32.2:130-46.

Women's health and pregnancy outcomes: Does access to services make a difference?. Elizabeth Frankenberg and Duncan Thomas, Demography, May, 2001, 38.2:253-65.

Lost but not forgotten: Attrition in the Indonesia Family Life Survey. Duncan Thomas, Elizabeth Frankenberg and James P. Smith Journal of Human Resources, Summer, 2001

The measurement and interpretation of health in social surveys. Duncan Thomas, and Elizabeth Frankenberg December, 2000

Longer term effects of Head Start. Eliana Garces, Duncan Thomas and Janet Currie American Economic Review, 92.4:999-1012. September 2002

Wages, employment and economic shocks: Evidence from Indonesia. James P. Smith, Duncan Thomas, Elizabeth Frankenberg, Kathleen Beegle, and Graciela Teruel Journal of Population Economics, 15.1:161-93. 2002

Labor market transitions of men and women during an economic crisis: Evidence from Indonesia. Duncan Thomas, Kathleen Beegle, and Elizabeth Frankenberg, September, 2000

Family bargaining and welfare. Luis Rubalcava and Duncan Thomas July, 2000

Household budgets, household composition and the crisis in Indonesia: Evidence from longitudinal household survey data. Duncan Thomas, Elizabeth Frankenberg, Kathleen Beegle, and Graciela Teruel June, 1999

Health, education and the economic crisis in Indonesia. Elizabeth Frankenberg, Kathleen Beegle, Duncan Thomas, and Wayan Suriastini March, 1999



Destruction after 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami; Banda Aceh, Indonesia
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