Vice President Jee-Yeon Lehmann’s Coauthored Study on Birth Order Is the Journal of Human Resources’ Most Read Article for 2019

January 15, 2020

Analysis Group congratulates Vice President Jee-Yeon Lehmann, coauthor of the Journal of Human Resources’ most-read article for 2019. The article, “The Early Origins of Birth Order Differences in Children’s Outcomes and Parental Behavior,” uses data from the Children of the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1979 to document the evolution of birth order differences in cognitive assessment scores from infancy to adolescence. These differences in early outcomes can lead to birth order disparities in educational achievement and labor market outcomes in adulthood. Dr. Lehmann and her coauthors suggest that “changes in parental behavior … appear to set later-born children on a lower path for human capital accumulation.” The article was widely covered in popular media outlets, including Good Morning America, USA Today, HuffPost, and Scientific American.

Dr. Lehmann, who joined Analysis Group in 2014, specializes in applying microeconomics, econometrics, and statistical methods to litigation and non-litigation matters in the areas of antitrust and competition, labor and employment, and health care. She has broad experience analyzing administrative, compensation, and health care data in a variety of settings.