This project assesses the feasibility and the cost of linking administrative records—including health, disability, labor earnings, retirement benefits and housing data—to the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (AddHealth) and the Add Health Parent Study sample records. Linking these records will enable Duke researchers to examine a range of population health and health disparities issues. It also allows researchers to analyze important aspects of intergenerational linkages and familial relationships central to family demography. These linkages also promote research into the relationship between intergenerational, economic mobility and its connection to health disparities. The results of this assessment will be used to develop grant proposals to fund administrative record linkages that are determined to be feasible and cost effective.
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