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focuses on how socioeconomic status is transmitted across generations and the public policies that affect that process. Conley is the author of The Starting Gate: Birth Weight and Life Chances (with Kate Strully and Neil G. Bennett) and The Pecking Order: Which Siblings Succeed and Why. Katherine A. Desmond is a consultant in biostatistics and data management working in Culver City, CA. She has a master’s degree in biostatistics from the University of North Carolina and has worked for such research organizations as Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation in the Department of Health and Human Services, SRI International, the Research Triangle Institute, the University of North Carolina, RAND, and UCLA. Her consulting projects have included an econometric analysis of adverse selection in the Medicare supplemental insurance market; an evaluation of proposals to reform Medicare through a premium support program, including simulation models of program impacts; an analysis of trends in and determinants of retiree health benefits; and analyses of quality-of-life issues among breast cancer survivors. Elizabeth Eagan holds a master’s of science in health policy and management degree from the Harvard School of Public Health. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law Duke University Press

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